Got a good one here this morning from Caleb Dailey, who despite his roots with indie, and more recently minimal roots heading up the excellent Moone Records, has embraced the country corners that haunted his childhood home of Phoenix. Aiming for the outsider embrace of Blaze, Gram, and somewhat more surprisingly, Gordon Lightfoot in the upcoming Warm Evenings, Pale Mornings: Beside You Then, Dailey finds his niche in the empty bottle caress of the early morning hours. The record is comprised of covers, featuring the aforementioned songwriters alongside pieces by Chips Moman, Bobby Emmons, and Allen Reynolds. Caleb assembles a varied, yet studied crew, including James Fella of art punks Soft Shoulder, Jay Hufman (Gene Tripp), Lonna Kelley of Giant Sand, Japanese DIY heros Koji Shibuya and Tori Kudo, Nicholas Krgovich, and. Markus Acher of The Notwist. For the first single, he releases a dusted down cover of Parsons’ “Brass Buttons,” echoing the original’s hangdog heartbreak but letting it tumble a bit further down the well, giving a bit of Bruce Langhorne dawn light weariness. The album is out April 8th from Moone Records / Alien Transistor.
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