It feels either appropriate or misplaced to run a feature about the “apocalypse” when everything feels a bit end of the world-ish right now, but anyway, in for a penny… Eef Barzelay is the voice and songwriter behind Boston’s Clem Snide and released an album a few years back called ‘Bitter Honey’ whose melancholy opener ‘The Ballad of Bitter Honey’ is both musically and lyrically exceptional. How many americana tracks have you heard which feature “hoochie skanks” and Nelly’s bodyguard? Oddly enough, Clem Snide have a new album out on Friday, their first in 5 years.
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