Video: The Hackles “Dominoes”

This is a brilliantly inventive video from The Hackles: it’s a great concept, well realised and beautifully shot.  Taken from their 2019 album, ‘A Dobritch Did as a Dobritch Should’, the song showcases the effective vocal combination of Kati Claborn and Luke Ydstie, who are based in Astoria, Oregan, the oldest settlement west of the Rocky Mountains.  This (slightly sinister) video is a great introduction to an excellent album.

The Hackles “A Dobritch Did As A Dobritch Should” (Jealous Butcher Records, 2019)

The second time around the duo of Kati Claborn and Luke Ydstie took a much more collaborative approach to the musical arrangements that support their still lovely harmonies and vocal interplay. Whereas their debut album was striking for the sparse arrangements that accompanied their voices, this album brought in friends from the Astoria, OR music community to arrive at a fuller sound. Claborn and Ydstie credit producer Adam Selzer with the final shape that the album took, saying that he had a “huge effect on how the album turned out”. Continue reading “The Hackles “A Dobritch Did As A Dobritch Should” (Jealous Butcher Records, 2019)”