Psalmships is the haunting indie-folk outfit of local singer, guitarist and visual artist Joshua Britton. With minimal arrangements, lo-fi production and a resonant voice much indebted to Johnny Cash, the band spins musical yarns that are heartrending, but simultaneously uplifting – think Red House Painters, or Cat Power. The latest Psalmships EP, Hello Traitor, releases on Tuesday, November 20 – with a pre-release party at Burlap and Bean coffeehouse on Saturday, November 17 – but you can listen to it now in the streaming player below. If you like what you hear, grab a free download of “Heart Carries Blame” and dig into Britton’s back-catalogue on Bandcamp.
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