French For Rabbits – Goat

French For Rabbits are a Wellington-based dream-folk duo who launched their debut EP Claimed By The Sea in early 2012 and I feel a bit ashamed that I am only hearing about them now because they’re exactly my cup of tea. Brooke Singer and John Fitzgerald have just dropped Goat, the side A of an upcoming 7″ single that they self-described as a “slow-burning song, a lament (or perhaps an ode) to stubbornness and being sorry”.

A flawless description for a timeless folk-pop song that hangs in the balance between the earliest Wye Oak’s sense of affliction and the pure pop spontaneity of female-driven folk acts like Alessi’s Ark and First Aid Kit.

Goat comes out May 27th on 7″ vinyl via Lefse Records/Fat Possum but is already available for free (well, you can “name your price”) on French For Rabbits bandcamp.

Check out the video that comes together with the song and keep an eye out for the band’s debut LP this fall.


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