The High Llamas

The High Llamas released ‘Here Come the Rattling Trees,’ share video for “McKain James” directed by Elisa Ambrogio
The High Llamas released ‘Here Come the Rattling Trees,’ share video for “McKain James” directed by Elisa Ambrogio
The High Llamas' lovely new album, Here Come the Rattling Trees, was released last week via Drag City. Like all their work: it's a pastoral stroll through provincial landscapes, orchestrated by harpsichords, nylon-stringed guitars, xylophones, and the signature harmonies and string/brass arrangements of main man Sean O'Hagan...
The High Llamas releasing “musical narrative” album ‘Here Come the Rattling Trees’ (listen to the title track)
The High Llamas releasing “musical narrative” album ‘Here Come the Rattling Trees’ (listen to the title track)
The High Llamas are back with Here Come the Rattling Trees, their first album in five years, which will be out January 22 via Drag City. Main man Sean O'Hagan (who was also in Microdisney and a satellite member of Stereolab) has always been a storyteller and this time around we've got a full-on concept album (they call it "a musical narrative"), which actually began life as a stage production that made its debut at the Montpelier Theatre pub in Peckham in June 2014, and also had a week-long run at the Tristan Bates Theatre in Covent Garden, London...