Announcing “Stranger Angels”, the debut solo record release from David Huckfelt, singer-songwriter and co-founder of the transcendental Minneapolis indie-folk band The Pines. “Stranger Angels” is a twelve-song stream of consciousness opus from a songwriter whose vision and depth provide a stirring soundtrack to the “thin places” where the world seen and unseen collide. Written in fourteen days of solitude as the Artist-In-Residence at Isle Royale National Park, Lake Superior, “Stranger Angels” marks the arrival of a fully-formed confluence of poetry, activism, conservation, and and a darkly poetic plea to protect all things vulnerable in troubled times. “King Whirl” the stunning lead-off track bristles with hypnotic banjo and ferocious baritone guitar, a call-to-arms to protect the most vulnerable among us, the “least, last, and the lost”. Featuring harmony vocals from Trampled By Turtles frontman Dave Simonett, and a bedrock of groove provided by J.T. Bates of Justin Vernon’s Big Red Machine and Darin Gray of the Jeff Tweedy Band, “King Whirl” is a night drive through reservation border towns in search of the heart of everything that is.
Recorded with a fiery arsenal of friends on a 100 year old farm in Wisconsin, the record features additional guest appearances by Amelia Meath (Sylvan Esso), Jeremy Ylvisaker (Andrew Bird), Erik Koskinen, & Michael Rossetto. Electronic musician & Bon Iver collaborator Andrew Broder (Fog) adorns the tracks with public domain samples, and Phil Cook’s organ brings a gospel illumination.