The Spur is the latest addition to a spectacular overall contribution to American acoustic music by Louisville, Kentucky’s Joan Shelley, it’s out today, and you can preview a few of its heartbreaking, heartwarming and heavenly tracks above. Out care of No Quarter, you can order seaglass-wave-vinyl, CD, digital and bundled editions of it from Bandcamp, and it’s also available from Rough Trade for those of you in the United Kingdom.
Today Norwegian, Manchester-based musician Rebekka Anstem released her five-song Concrete After Rain EP, one that concludes in quiet drama with the leafy, luxuriant and very lovely “Tremble”. You can find download links for it and much more information by following this link, and it’s on Bandcamp as well.
An after-hours aria, “Thread” glows as end-credits roll and tears are dabbed. It’s the clarion-clear and classic-sounding brand-new single from Bristol, England’s Clara Mann, and you can find links for it as well as additional information about her using this link. Her previous releases meanwhile can be found on Bandcamp.
Just last month New York City’s Barrie Lindsay, a.k.a. Barrie, released her Barbara LP, and here you can enjoy a brightly-honest, sunny live version of its “Jenny”. Out courtesy of Winspear, you can buy aqua-blue-vinyl, blue-cassette, CD and digital versions of it from Bandcamp, while her upcoming tour schedule can be found here.
Just today Toronto’s Abigail Lapell released her Stolen Time LP, and “All Dressed Up” — poetic and plucked with purpose — is one of its eleven verdant tracks. Out care of Outside Music, you can buy white-vinyl, olive-vinyl and CD versions of the album from Bandcamp, while additional links to it are right here.