Klarka Weinwurm – Continental Drag
In the cold month of February, 2011, Klarka Weinwurm and some friends began work on her new album at The Old Confidence Lodge in Riverport, NS.
Piecing together eleven songs of a quiet might, the resulting Continental Drag is an accomplished step forward for the young artist. The Toronto transplant, now based out of Lahave, Nova Scotia began her music career with a debut Ep in 2009 creatively titled EP.
Since this release Weinwurm has supported such acts as Jon Mckiel and Shotgun Jimmie, routinely played throughout the Maritimes, done the occasional touring and performed at a number of east coast music festivals.
Her songs show a huge and natural evolution from the quieter tendencies of her past work. Calgary’s Saved By Vinyl is the home for this current full length album which channels more of her discovered “indie-rock” confidence.
The songs are full of driving melodies and creaking choruses. Guitars ring out over the chug of a finely honed rhythm section. All the while, Weinwurm’s unmistakable voice confidently guides the way.