New folk blog Slowcoustic has compiled a tribute to Long May You Run, J. Tillman, the second album released by the singer-songwriter you now know better as Father John Misty. Among the artists covering songs from the 2006 album are Philly’s own Psalmships, the minimal folk outfit of Joshua Britton, taking a stab at the song “Before We Retire.” Slowcoustic blogger Sandy Smansmith writes “When [Britton]…sent me the track he indicated that he felt it was possibly a bit haunting. This 7 1/2 minute track creeps into you and haunts you exactly the way it is supposed to.” Listen to it and grab a download below.
Adam Arcuragi will be performing tonight at Kennett Flash. The death gospel singer will be returning to Philadelphia on his tour supporting the January release of his third full-length album, Like A Fire That Consumes All Before It…, which you can stream here. Tickets and information for the all-ages show are available here; doors open at 7. Below, watch Arcuragi and the Lupine Chorale Society perform “You’d Think This Was Easy,” the first single from Like A Fire That Consumes All Before It….
Electronic-pop outift Gracie lent some songs to our Key Studio Sessions series this week. Andrew Balasia, the man behind the moniker, stopped by the studio on his way to a show at Johnny Brenda’s and recorded three tracks off of his upcoming Bleeder LP. Download the Key Sessions rendition of “Creature Pleaser” (the album’s first single) below and check out the full session here. Gracie has hinted that he will be back for a show in Philly before the month is finished, so stay tuned for more information on that and the release of Bleeder.Continue reading
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.