Blind Pilot – I Buried A Bone

Blind Pilot
I Buried A Bone

Out of Portland comes a new duo playing music that is undeniably charming while rivaling some great bands from Neutral Milk Hotel to The Shins. Centered around simple acoustic guitars with the focus on beautifully harmonized vocals, these two guys are likely to charm the pants off anyone who gives them a listen.

Following a successful west coast tour where they peddled their way from Washington to California and sold out of their EP’s along the way, Blind Pilot hit the studio again with great excitement and recently put together 3 Rounds and a Sound. With an album full of amazing songs, it’s difficult to pick just one, so I just closed my eyes and clicked on one. My mouse chose “I Buried A Bone” an endearing ballad about revealing your innermost secrets to another by saying “Just where you are might be the right place / That sweet space / But you don’t know” and having trouble deciding what to do because “…the secrets’ too slow / and we’re too fast”.

The lyrics are sincere and smart as they ride along on mellow strumming that is catchy yet simple. The minimal style of the song holds the focus on the vocals with a multi-layered horn break in the middle and well as leading the song out. Israel Nebeker’s vocals, somewhere between Damien Rice and James Mercer, are tight, the music elegantly played and the lyrics thoughtful. These guys have created a gorgeous sound that is definitely worth a listen.