Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan – Hawk (Vanguard / EMI Music Canada)

Hawk is the third collaborative record by former Belle and Sebastian member Isobel Campbell and former Screaming Trees vocalist Mark Lanegan. The contrast between the vocalists is mesmerizing to hear on these songs but works so well, I only hope that Campbell and Lanegan continue their dark, compelling folk inspired collaborations in the future. Highlights include opening track We Die And See Beauty Reign, Come Undone as well as the two Townes Van Zandt songs thrown into the mix, No Place To Fall and Snake Song.