You And Me Falconry
You And Me Falconry (Oakland, CA)

One of the quirkiest and most idiosyncratic groups to emerge from the early 2000's gothic folk scene, You And Me Falconry are not so much gothic in sound as in strategy. They subvert conventional pop/rock methods by stripping both song construction and instrumentation to its essence. The hauntingly spacious sound is made both more intimate and foreboding by coolly intoned, almost neutral vocals. Pop minimalism of the first order. Needless to say, they are also quite resistant to widespread commercial success, although they have quickly attracted a cult following.

Posted on 7/1/08