It’s Tuesday, so you now what that means: It’s time to check out what’s fresh off the presses this week. If you’re feeling the winter blues and need someone to reason with you, well, then this week is your Album Drop! There’s so much folk flowing it’s like Garrison Keillor curated the new releases. We got the Tindersticks, Mumford & Sons, and a record to benefit the Appalachian Voices charity. Plus, the grand ole return of British pop existentialists, Field Music, and rap supah stars Freeway & Jake One have got their mind on the money. So, let’s get into the groove, after the jump!
Freeway & Jake One, The Stimulus Package
Gangsta with a sick groove and a crazy-ass beard.
Field Music, Field Music (Measure)
Symphonic pop harmonies that’ll make you feel like you just had a good therapy session.
Tindersticks, Falling Down A Mountain
Wiley, ominous, cowboy laments with a western guitar and a steady shooting beat.
Mumford & Sons, Sigh No More
Plucked acoustic guitar, slapped tambourines, and introspective lyrics tug at your folksy heart strings.
Ben Sollee & Daniel Martin Moore, Dear Companion
Yim Yames of My Morning Jacket teams up with a couple of Kentucky musicians to make a record about the problem of Mountain Top Removal coal mining and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Appalachian Voices charity. Doesn’t selflessness make musicians even cuter?