Spruce Top

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    West My Friend's third album, with artwork by Sarah Clement. Produced by David Travers-Smith.

    "One of the sweetest and most elegant folk albums released this year... "
    - The Georgia Straight

    "Quiet Hum makes a mockery of the ‘difficult third album’ notion, instead cementing West My Friend’s place in Canada’s modern folk elite. It is an outstanding release and their most moving material to date, yet only four years since their debut it feels like West My Friend are still gathering speed, with plenty more innovative Cascadian third-wave indie prog chamber folk-roots music set to be unveiled in years to come."
    - David Morrison, Folk Radio UK

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lyrics

Your guitar is a coffin I want to crawl into
And resonate my way to the grave
Your guitar is a ship headed for the great open
A refuge from the wind and the wave
Your guitar is a tree growing tall and cockeyed

Don’t you remember when they said
Don’t you remember when they told you
“There is something to be said for voice and a song”?



Your guitar is a mountain that you are sliding off of
A caution from the mud and the rain
Your guitar is the sleeping form of your lover
All collarbone and back of the knees
Your guitar is the earth hiding cold and metal

Don’t you remember when they said
Don’t you remember when they told you
“There is something to be said for a voice and a song and a chord to go along”?

You are a link in a mess of chains
Forwards and backwards at once
And your attention is a puzzle
And theirs is a knot to unravel

Your guitar is the commonplace coloured magic
Your guitar is a box of dust in the attic
Your guitar is a wishful story turned tragic
Your guitar is a fresco woven in fabric
Woven in fabric

Don’t you remember when they said
Don’t you remember when they told you
“There is something to be said for a voice and a song and a chord to go along”?
“There is something to be said for a voice and a song”

Your guitar is a spruce top sorting out how

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from Quiet Hum, released May 27, 2016

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West My Friend Victoria, British Columbia

Since West My Friend was conceived in a Victoria café in 2009, they’ve emerged as a unique voice in the city’s music scene. Described as everything from indie-roots to chamber-folk, their acoustic blend of instruments and four-part harmonies challenges the conventions of popular music to create a performance that is both engaging and innovative. ... more

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