STREAM: PJ Harvey “Written on the Forehead”

Posted December 17th, 2010 by eric

Written On The Forehead by pjharvey

PJ Harvey’s new record, Let England Shake, is out February 15, 2011 on Vagrant here in the US. A label known for its pop-punk tendencies, Vagrant is an odd home for Harvey, whose entire catalog up to this point has been financed by Island, but given the murky waters major labels are treading these days, I suppose anything goes. Now, her closest musical ally on her label is Murder By Death, which, if you think about it, kind of makes sense. The first single from Let England Shake is “Written on the Forehood,” which you can stream above. Even after listening to it several times I still can’t tell that its Harvey. Her voice is processed to sound like she’s singing through water, as my friend over at About Today astutely opined, not to mention the fact that the song itself resembles some sort of campfire sing-along, albeit a darkly fascinating one. [via Rolling Stone]

Tracklist for Let England Shake:

“Let England Shake”
“The Last Living Rose”
“The Glorious Land”
“The Words That Maketh Murder”
“All and Everyone”
“On Battleship Hill”
“In the Dark Places”
“Bitter Branches”
“Hanging in the Wire”
“Written on the Forehead”
“The Colour of the Earth”

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