By Bronte Martin | October 16th, 2012
It’s amazing how you can be confident that your iTunes library is up-to-date, but stumbling on a fantastic older track can make you second guess the thoroughness of your musical inventory. Released back in 2009, a compilation titled Dark Was The Night was released to benefit the Red Hot Organization, raising funds and awareness for HIV and AIDS. Disk 1, Track 14 was one of the many tunes that have unknowingly slipped through my fingers.
This time slot was designated to a collaboration between industry darlings Grizzly Bear and Leslie Feist. “Service Bell” is an original of Ed Droste’s, which can be found on the 2004 Grizzly Bear album titled Horn of Plenty. Completely transformed into something of undeniable substance, Dark Was The Night‘s “Service Bell” is not a track to be overlooked.
The harmonic vocal approach aims to soothe, and does just that. The marrying of Droste and Feist’s voice accompanied by the ever-so-familiar Grizzly Bear acoustics doesn’t fail to please.