That time of year again. Work is slow, lots of tedious photoshopping to do, needed a new mellowish playlist i could work to. Mostly folkish, some old, some new, some blue. More females than usual, twee alert for some strings, bit of jangle, bit of gentle groovy psychy and soulish surf pop, and a familiar stonker to wrap it up. Because at some point it’s going to be spring and i’m going to have to get out of the house.
From their new album The King is Dead, (and the Smiths’ influence as well?) Colin and Co. rediscover their American roots. Down By the Water looks to REM and Neil Young, and in fact Peter Buck plays guitar on the song. June Hymn makes wish the winter was over already.
I came across these new to me guys the other day. Out of Canada, an “acid folk” band formed in 2009 by Tom Wilson and members of the Cowboy Junkies and Skydiggers (don’t know them). Cuckoo’s Nest actually sounded a bit more bluesy than folky to me, but some of their other tunes are more along the lines of acoustic folk. I likee.