For their latest single, old-time duo Anna & Elizabeth stretch their wings as they shift into the avant-garde with Hop High / Here in the Vineyard. Watch the short taster videos below:
Hop High/Here in the Vineyard, the new 7-inch from old-time artists Anna & Elizabeth, is a beautiful evolution of the duo’s traditional foundation. This set takes the minimalist approach of their previous work and moves into the avant-garde, into a present-day space outside the museum where these stories live, breathe, and grow. With the help of producers Alec Spiegelman and Benjamin Lazar Davis (both members of avant-pop outfit Cuddle Magic), Anna & Elizabeth re-create two well-known traditional songs by carefully surrounding them with unexpected elements: pump organ, rousing woodwind and string arrangements, electronics, and banjo tunings inspired by Indonesian gamelan. The result is arresting and visionary; Hop High/Here in the Vineyard is a work that explores cultural intersectionality in a space that is both time-honored and experimental.
Anna & Elizabeth head to the UK in May 2017.
Coming this January on free dirt records / www.freedirt.net