The Avett Brothers “We Americans” – Watch

We leave you this week dear reader with a track from the sublime new album from North Carolina’s Avett Brothers which is out today – ‘Closer Than Together’ is their most political record to date, a sign of the times, but none of that distracts from their ear for a melody and some arrangements which are so exquisite you suspect a divine hand in there somewhere. This track taken from the new album comes courtesy of a live performance just last night in Connecticut – it’s both musically and lyrically outstanding. Have a good weekend.

Video Premiere: Caroline Spence “Mint Condition”

This is a really nice live take from Caroline Spence of her wonderful song ‘Mint Condition‘, which is also  the title track of her new new album, out now.  She’s touring the UK too, dates below, and well worth catching.

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Video Premiere: Jesse Marchant “I’ve Got Friends”

This is a rather lovely slice of laidback indie-folk-ish Americana from Jesse Marchant, which muses on artificial and disappointed lives.  It’s from his new album ‘Illusion of Love‘ which is out now.  He’s on tour in Europe in November & December, with UK dates in London, Bristol, Manchester and Glasgow.

Video Premiere: The Orphan Brigade “Captain’s Song (Sorley Boy)”

This wonderful and atmospheric music is from the Orphan Brigade’s new album “To The Edge Of The World“, which is out now.  It was written on a boat in Antrim and Sorley Boy is an infamous chieftain from the 1500, though the song is as much about searching for direction.  John Prine guests and is on the video in animated form.  They’re on tour in October and you should go.