The Quavers coax a luminous sound out of decayed samplers, footpedal loopers, tape echo violins, vibraphonette and homespun harmonies. Like a space-age Carter Family, they weave low-tech electronics around songs sturdy enough to stand up even if the power goes out. Their intimately cinematic new album, FELL ASLEEP ON A TRAIN is a set of snapshots of lives lived out of suitcases, even at home. It was recorded in Brooklyn and Montreal with members of godspeed you! black emperor and Vic Chesnutt’s band.
Photo by Michael Ackerman