The Rosebuds return with their pal Justin Vernon in tow

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The Raleigh, North Carolina duo The Rosebuds (Ivan Howard and Kelly Crisp) are releasing a new album, Sand + Silence on Western Vinyl, on August 5th. Joined by Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) on guitars and synthesizers, Bon Iver drummer Matt McCaughan and Nick Sanborn of Sylan Esso on bass the album was recorded at Vernon’s April Base Studio in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

The Rosebuds debuted in 2001 and over the course of six studio albums, a collection of Christmas songs and a free digital song-for-song cover of Sade’s classic Love Deluxe Howard and Crisp have steadfastly committed to making a different kind of synth-pop; informed by indie-rock, warm washes of guitars, touches of melancholy and romance. They’ve always been a smart rock band, and smart songwriters, and “In My Teeth” is an excellent example of what The Rosebuds do so well. Plus, the get extra points for the use of the voice box on this new tune.

The Rosebuds play Boot & Saddle on Thursday, August 7th.

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