Tuesday, July 11, 2017

virtual turntable

It's clear that there was more vintage BritFRock in Colin Meloy's early record collection than in those of most kids from Helena, Montana. (Anyone still wondering where the Decemberists' neo-broadside thing sprang from should find themselves a copy of the Nic Jones album From the Devil to a Stranger as fast as humanly possible.) Here they are teaming up with Olivia Chaney to revisit some ballad trad territory previously traversed by Steeleye Span et al. We are for it.

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