They are a poetic, melancholy band mining the obscure depths of modern folk. They remind me a bit of Mazzy Star, or a sort of darker version of Fleet Foxes. Some of the chiming guitars recall the Doves, even.
I’ve been puzzling over the band name though. When I mentioned it to a friend, he said he thought it might refer to a case from years ago of a man who burnt an archive of love letters in his back garden which spread and burnt down his house in the process!
Anyway, check them out at www.thehazardarchive.com or http://soundcloud.com/the-hazard-archive
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I see what you mean with the Mazzy Star reference. I’m hearing slowcore here too though, reminds me of Red House Painters, Sun Kil Moon, that kind of thing. There’s a shoegazing quality to these tracks as well.
The name The Hazard Archive probably refers to some kind of insurance industry related term/practice. Your friend may know better though.
Great recommendation, thanks.