LISTENING POST

The group formed by Meg Baird and members of Comets On Fire reveal a squalling new track ahead of their debut album.

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The term ‘supergroup’ gets bandied about an exhausting amount these days. Heron Oblivion, we suppose, are one of sorts. But they’re really more of a meeting of experienced minds.

They bring together some of the strongest brains in modern psych and folk.

Meg Baird sings and plays drums, like she did with Philadelphia’s Watery Love before working with Espers and more recently releasing her brilliant solo material on Drag City. She’s joined by Ethan Miller and Noel Von Harmonson. They were part of the brazen Comets on Fire, before spending time contributing to projects like Sic Alps and Six Organs of Admittance (Noel) and Howlin’ Rain and Feral Ohms (Ethan). Charlie Saufley, from psychedelic pop band Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound, completes the band, playing guitar.

They played some shows over the past 24 months but now have an album ready to go.

‘Your Hollows’ is a six-minute snake of a song culminating in a hurricane of distortion. Baird’s delicate voice still, somehow, manages to rise above it all. It’s impressive stuff. Check it out below.

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‘Heron Oblivion’ arrives on 4 March, via Sub Pop. There’s more details about the project and the album on the label’s site.