Friday, November 21, 2008

Wading back in

It's hard to know where to start jumping back into music after putting most of it aside spending way too much time working these last few months.

So it never goes wrong to dig into some recommendations, and Stu LeBlanc has just thrown my way one of the best debut records I've ever heard: The Tallest Man On Earth's Shallow Grave.

The Tallest Man On Earth is Kristian Matsson, a Swede who has more than earned all the early Dylan comparisons headed his way now. Shallow Grave is the type of folk record, full of wailing and mystery, that can feel like a cold wind. It's banjo or guitar and a dude singing, and it's that simplicity that makes it stand out so much. The record sounds homemade, like Bon Iver's For Emma, Forever Ago. And it's no surprise they have some performances booked together for next month.

The Tallest Man On Earth - It Will Follow The Rain

Check out more of The Tallest Man On Earth on MySpace.

Bon Iver - Wolves (Acts I & II) (live)
Get the whole live set as a zip file.

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