David Kilgour and the Heavy Eights drop new LP and single
Merge Records will release David Kilgour and the Heavy Eights’ new album Left by Soft on CD and digital download April 26. This is the New Zealand native’s first album in four years with the Heavy Eights. They recorded it in the Catlins, in an old lodge surrounded by native bush, birds and the sea.
MP3 – David Kilgour and the Heavy Eights, “Diamond Mine”:
David Kilgour is best known for starting the band, The Clean, with his brother Hamish. The Clean were recognized as one of the founders of the New Zealand independent rock scene. Kilgour has also received critical acclaim for his solo work, and was awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit in January 2001 for his contribution to the arts and cultural heritage of New Zealand. That same year, Kilgour released his 4th solo LP, A Feather in the Engine, which critics consider to be his best work to date. In 2004, Kilgour left New Zealand and recorded the album Frozen Orange in Nashville with members of Lambchop and Jason Loewenstein of Sebadoh, along with the Heavy Eights.