On this week’s roundup . . .
. . . smart indie rock and great country folk from a couple of newbies, plus a handful of outstanding new songs from some of America’s most reliable bards.
Morningsiders – Lucianne (live @ Audiotree)
Brainy, folksy, catchy indie rock care of New York, New York.
These fellas have a new record coming out later this year, and it sounds very promising so far.
Preview and purchase the whole Audiotree session here.
Josh Ritter – Showboat / Oh Lord, Pt. 3
New Ritter Alert — Gathering is due out on 9/22.
If past action truly is the best predictor of future behavior, then this record is gonna be fantastic.
Tyler Childers – Born Again (live @ Gladden House)
T-minus four days until you can purchase this record.
It’s some of the finest country-folk anyone will hear this year. You won’t regret spending the $8.
Langhorne Slim – Meet Me in the City
Here’s your daily dose of acoustic hippie love and positivity, care of one of Pennsylvania’s finest songwriters.
And sure, we might as well let Reverend Slim save our souls while we’re at it.
Yep, fell down the LS rabbit hole again. Let’s do one more. Learning that he wrote this song on November 9th, 2016 makes it all the more tragic and poignant and special.
“The loss of our kindness comes at a cost.”
Indeed it does, sir. Indeed it does.
Typhoon – Young Fathers (live @ Audiotree)
A little bird recently said that Typhoon has finished mastering their fourth record.
That is very pleasant news in the world of fantastic, orchestral indie rock. If you’re not familiar with this 11-piece group of outstanding musical weirdos, now is the time.
Iron & Wine – Thomas County Law
More stripped-down acoustic goodness from Sam Beam.
Beast Epic, folks. 8/25.
Until next week, cheers.