I had a different song planned for this weekend, but then Over the Garden Wall happened and I had to write about it.
It’s an animated mini-series on Cartoon Network. It’s ten episodes long, ten minutes each. And it stars Elijah Wood (he sings the third song). Combine that with this amazing soundtrack, and you have to watch this.
Okay, that’s a bit of an exaggeration. This show has a very specific audience. You need to like dark fantasy (think Gravity Falls, or a milder version of Pan’s Labyrinth) mixed with dry humor…so in a sense very Welcome to Nightvale-ish too. You have to be able to suspend your disbelief. The music is indicative of the tone of the show, so if you’re not into the soundtrack, you probably aren’t going to like the show.
I just like the jazzy low solemn tone some the songs take on. It’s very (for lack of a better word) vintage.
But just in case you aren’t sure if you want to watch it or not, here’s two scenes from the show that were released by Cartoon Network. I really do recommend it though.