Next Year in Zion

Herman Dune


"Often tagged as some kind of 'anti-folk' outfit thanks to a stripped-down set-up and friendships with the likes of Kimya Dawson and Jeffrey Lewis, Herman Dune's Next Year In Zion is more of a collection of well-crafted pop songs than a DIY hotchpotch. Although retaining a characteristic air of bittersweet melancholy thanks to the plaintive tones and deft wordplay of singer David-Ivar Herman Dune, this is a decidedly upbeat affair too, an album with love and light pushing almost all the heaviness from its heart. Combining the heartworn naivete of Jonathan Richman with the quirky ingenuity of Stephen Malkmus, this flits from a lonesome country twang (My Home Is Nowhere Without You) to a quick acoustic skip and flamenco-flavored step (My Best Kiss) with a simple understated charm." - MOJO

Their wry lyrics and storytelling are charming and heartfelt. - KCRW

Blissful, fairytale-esque songs. -KEXP


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