Fall Heroes Preview #11: Des Ark (“Everything Dies”)

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Ambitious new album arrives early next month.

By Blurt Staff

One might justifiably call this album “eagerly awaited” around the BLURT office: Everything Dies by eclectic North Carolina chanteuse Des Ark, aka Aimée Collet Argote. Due Oct. 6 on the equally eclectic Graveface label, it features a host of collaborators & engineers including Andy Lemaster (Bright Eyes/Drive By Truckers), Jonathan Fuller (Engine Down/Denali), Brian Paulson (Wilco/Beck), Jordan Geiger (Shearwater/Hospital Ships), Taylor Holenbeck (Appleseed Cast) & Thor Harris (Swans).

Here’s a little teaser to get you in the proper mood:

The backstory: During the last decade, Argote has had more bands called Des Ark than she has albums under that name. She’s howled and jerked in sweaty houses and rock clubs, backed by a drummer, another drummer, yet another drummer and a second guitarist, and a small symphony. She’s brought big crowds to a whisper with nothing but her voice and a banjo or a tiny guitar that kept slipping out of tune. And though it perennially confuses the crap out of crowds expecting one thing & getting the other, she somehow manages to maintain these two separate Des Ark’s — different songs, utterly different audience experiences — and the dissonance & tension in turn somehow bind together in a brilliant display of songwriting. Des Ark will be touring extensively the fall behind the album—check dates at her official website.

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This is part of BLURT’s ongoing “Fall Heroes 2015” series spotlighting key upcoming releases (key to US, at least…). Check out the list of artists to date and click on the links to read more and to listen to advance tracks:

Lanterns On the Lake: http://blurtonline.com/news/fall-heroes-preview-1-lanterns-on-the-lake/

New Mastersounds: http://blurtonline.com/news/fall-heroes-preview-2-new-mastersounds/

Here We Go Magic: http://blurtonline.com/news/fall-heroes-preview-3-here-we-go-magic/

Anthony Neff: http://blurtonline.com/news/fall-heroes-preview-4-n-c-s-anthony-neff-the-nearly-distants/

Bottle Rockets: http://blurtonline.com/news/fall-heroes-preview-5-the-bottle-rockets/

Foxymorons: http://blurtonline.com/news/fall-heroes-preview-6-the-foxymorons/

Maserati: http://blurtonline.com/news/fall-heroes-preview-7-maserati/

Car Seat Headrest: http://blurtonline.com/news/fall-heroes-preview-8-car-seat-headrest/

Terry Adams of NRBQ: http://blurtonline.com/news/fall-heroes-preview-9-terry-adams-of-nrbq/

!!!: http://blurtonline.com/news/fall-heroes-preview-10-as-if/

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