So many good ones out today and this new vid/single from Joan Shelley hits the spot quite nicely. Shelley’s bittersweet, sundown country-folk is as potent as ever. For the honeyed ramble of “The Spur” she enlists friends Nathan Salsburg, James Elkington, Meg Baird, and Bill Callahan. The track swells with the kind of beauty that a menagerie of that magnitude would warrant — simmering slow into the gold and amber hues of late afternoon. Shelley has long been the kind of songwriter who builds quiet epics that creep up on the listener in our most fragile moments. It’s always a good day when new works are on the way from her. Her new record, The Spur, arrives June 24th from No Quarter.
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