Jake Xerxes Fussell Clicks Into Gear On New Gibson & Toutant Track | Songlines
Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Jake Xerxes Fussell Clicks Into Gear On New Gibson & Toutant Track

Self-confessed folk freak and Songlines favourite joins underground indie-Americana darlings for groove-riding escape fantasy

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Gibson & Toutant © Libby Rodenbough

Joe O’Connell, best known for his fine recordings issued under the Elephant Micah moniker, and Josephine McRobbie, of Tammar and Thee Tsunamis fame, have teamed up with North Carolinian troubadour and fulsome folksong interpreter, Jake Xerxes Fussell, for a disarmingly languid, precious bass-bouncing bedsit reverie, recalling everyone from Talking Heads and Young Marble Giants to Yo La Tengo and Lower Plenty.

Lifted from Gibson & Toutant’s forthcoming album, On The Green, ‘The Click’ comes accompanied by the pair’s homespun bricolage of 1990s international video and public television clips (see below), chopped and reconfigured to conjure a heart-warming yarn of worker-drone salvation, following an office worker who finds solace in the surf after a click though the web opens a new world of possibility.

Gibson & Toutant’s On The Green will be released via Sleepy Cat Records on March 22  


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