The Hazard Archive

The Hazard Archive

I recently discovered an intriguing new band called The Hazard Archive. Intriguing both for their name and their music.

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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  1. Dave

    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.

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