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Utne Reader is proud to premiere the song "The Far End of the World" by Brian Carpenter and The Confessions from their new album, out October 2.
Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Brian Carpenter has collaborated with many well-known musicians and bands over the years, operating on the avant-garde fringe of jazz and Americana. His debut album with The Confessions is a further exploration into the darker side of Americana that would be a fitting soundtrack to an episode of True Detective or a David Lynch film. True to Carpenter's avant-garde nature, the album frames sung lyrics and beautiful melodies with layered ambiance that makes for an unpredictable, but fascinating listen.
Of the title track "The Far End of the World," Carpenter offers this explanation:
Here's the premiere of "The Far End of the World," from the album The Far End of the World, out October 2 on Accurate Records: