Holy Sons

Raw And Disfigured

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Thrill Jockey

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The music of Emil Amos is at once intimate and expansive. Under the name Holy Sons, as well as with bands Om, Grails and Lilacs and Champagne, Amos harnesses boundless sonic textures to embellish delicately crafted songs, he plays the bulk of the instruments and sings the majority of the vocals throughout the album and is joined on a few pieces by drummer Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth).

His music balances cues from classic and indie rock traditions with tenderness and sense of foreboding through unparalleled artistry. Holy Sons’ ‘Raw and Disfigured’ showcases Amos’ mastery of songcraft through a seemingly impossible combination of subtle yet potent gestures, bold arrangements and resolute vulnerability.

Recorded at Sonic Youth’s studio Echo Canyon West, ‘Raw and Disfigured’ stands as Amos’ most ambitious and comprehensive album yet, a panoramic gallery of songs as beautiful as they are crushing.


The Loser That Always Wins
Lady Of The Hour
Cast Bound King
Hand That Feeds
Permanent Things
Four Walls
Held The Hand
Lost In The Fire
Slow To Run
Reach Out And Touch Something
Cóiste Bodhar
Nights Like This
Up On That Hill
Backslider’s Wine
Bloody Strings

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