Since I'm leaving for Israel tonight, I figured I would post a band that has connections to the tiny country on the edge of the Mediterranean. Here's Blackfield, a collaboration between Porcupine Tree leader Steven Wilson and Israeli rocker Aviv Geffen. The band strips down Wilson's progressive tendencies to simpler songs built on foundations of acoustic guitar and piano.

Check out "Miss U," from the group's latest release, 2007's Blackfield II. Despite the title's cringe-inducing abbreviation, it's a great song. Geffen takes the lead vocals on this track and lends weight to his somewhat clichéd lyrics with his straightforward, raw delivery. Wilson provides layers of chiming electric guitars as a wash of strings and piano join in.

Blackfield - "Miss U"

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