Naturally self-described as “slow heartache ghost folk,” Psalmships’ latest album, Songs For a Red Bird, is just that. Each track churns and churns, minimal instrumentation yet each word lays heavy on your ears.
Due out November 5th, this mini-album incorporates many different elements and even players in his ever changing lineup. Dive a little deeper here, and give Joshua Britton a follow on Twitter – he comes out with daily gems.
Today is my last day in Philadelphia for a bit. I’ll be spending the next 10+ days traveling mostly for work, a litt
le bit for family, and if I’m lucky, I’ll see some old friends along the way. And sometimes with the help of this blog, I get really excited about loading up my electronics with new music.
Local folk outfit, Psalmships, recently sent over Hello, Traitor, which is slated to release right at the edge of the Holiday season. Of course I love many things acoustic, but there’s something working-class and warm about these male vocals. The minimal instrumentation really makes those lyrics stand out as well.
A truly wonderful 4-track recording, be sure to catch the album stream while it’s hot. Stay posted until their release on Nov. 20th, here.
Sleepy folk that churns and churns, delicately adding instruments and handing off vocals…Psalmships just does it right.
“Cannon,” the last track from their upcoming album, Hymn of Lions, is a ghostly song that takes your ears out of present tense and drops you in a dusty, deserted town. It’s refreshing to hear when bands keep it natural and consider music only as a “by-product.”
Get on their pre-order which includes original artwork from Snakes Will Eat You and if you’re in the Philadelphia area tonight, get yourself over to Kung Fu Necktie.
Cannon – Psalmships
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