Who's Your Muse? Archeology Knows
Your responsibility to the muse is to follow it.... There's nothing more important."
~~ Neil Young at 2006 SXSW Keynote Event
We like to consider the muse quite a bit here at Thrasher's Wheat.
It seems to drive Neil Young fans in their quest to discover their inner muse and channel their passions. So along comes this delightful blog from Mixtape Muse. The indie folk quartet Archeology -- from Portland, OR -- seems to know their muse as they cover Neil Young's "Harvest" in this video below.
From Mixtape Muse: WHAT'S YOUR MUSE? :
[Archeology] sings with unrestrained spirit, embracing the emotions that charge their music. The band has folk roots, clearly evident on their latest album, Memorial. Raised in a strict Catholic setting as sons of preacher men, members Jason Davis and Daniel Walker bonded over a struggle with their religious faith. Together, they renounced this faith and left the church, finding their own faith in the healing powers of music.
Archeology goes the distance and actually performs the song they selected. It's a beautiful a cappella rendition of a classic song by one of America's greatest songwriters. The band's take is a soulful interpretation full of conviction and most definitely stunning on account of its hymnal beauty. It's especially moving with the natural sounds that underlie the band's harmonies.
More on The Vista and The Muse.
Also, see Neil Young's Muse, Following The Muse: A Good Idea?, This Is Not For You: Following The Muse and Comment of the Moment: Following Neil Young's Muse.