I know I’ve said it before but Burn My Letters could be the point where William Carlos Whitten takes up the mantle left by, dare I say, Mark Linkous (gasp!) Yes, I’ve said before that comparisons come cheap like Hunts Point hookers in the Bronx, but these artists have utilize ex-Mercury Rev bassist Dave Fridmann and both also create(d) expansively drawn-out musical landscapes that have the ability to tame shrews and reign in monsters of destructive magnitude. More than halfway through this album I can’t help but think Paul McCartney is probably kicking himself for not thinking of composing “Poor Thing,” with its sweet harmonies and lulling melody.
162 GSH 180710 – via Generating Steam Heat
Night Folk in the Afternoon – via Night Folk on IO
Omnivore’s Antenna – via Omnivore’s Antenna / Takoma Radio WOWD-LP
Simon’s Big New Thursday Thing – via Simon Edwards
WZBC – via Mass Ave and Beyond