On this week’s roundup . . .
. . . foot-stomping americana, a poppy turn from a consistently great sad bastard, a modern parenting gem, a Radiohead b-side, a solo acoustic cover of an all-time classic, and a welcome return to his roots from Sam Beam.
The Wooden Sky – Deadhorse Creek
This song makes me want to drink whiskey and get in a bar fight, even though I don’t particularly care for whiskey or bar fights.
Swimming in Strange Waters is out now.
Donovan Woods – All Mine
Donovan Woods doesn’t have to be sad all the time, right?
Totally fine with him being a little poppy and hand-clappy on occasion.
Cloud Cult – You Were Born
Just a reminder that Craig Minowa wrote one of the best parenting songs of all time (and a whole bunch of other really good songs, too).
Preview and purchase Unplug here.
Radiohead – I Promise
So Radiohead just has fantastic songs like this floating around their collection of b-sides.
Not entirely surprising, but still… mark down June 23rd.
Justin Townes Earle – Graceland (Paul Simon cover)
This stripped down, acoustic version of Mr. Simon’s classic puts an emphasis on the story and the song’s lyrics, which are beautiful and tragic and just completely goddamn perfect.
JTE also released maybe the best album of his career earlier this year, which you should check out posthaste.
Iron & Wine – Call It Dreaming
8/25, this record, yes.
Until next week, cheers.