On this week’s roundup . . .
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – Hope the High Road
As great as Sad Bastard Isbell is, let’s all remember that Fun Rollicking Isbell is pretty great too.
Michael Berg – Cuban Link
156 seconds of easygoing, toe-tapping, unpretentious, self-aware, goofy goodness here.
Gallery 47 – Lefty
The music is still largely sparse and sad and altogether great, but this time it takes on some social and political import as well.
Forthcoming EP, Bad Production, is due out 5/5.
Jake Houlsby – Oklahoma
Ho hum, another week, another very good folk-rock tune from one of the UK’s inexplicably well-kept secrets.
Black Fly – I Don’t Know
Lonely, synth-heavy goth music written in a bedroom in the backwoods of Vermont? Such things are better than you might think…
If Justin Vernon had channeled his modern, electro-friendly self when he was making For Emma back in the day, it might’ve sounded something like this.
Cataldo – Person You’d Be Proud Of
It’s hard to believe that Prison Boxing came out seven years ago.
Good news, though: Eric Anderson is still making catchy and heartfelt pop songs. He’ll release a new batch of them on 4/28.
Tyler Childers – Charleston Girl
Just another friendly reminder that this guy is going to release one heck of a record later this year.
Until next week, cheers.