Monday, June 10, 2013

Red Tail Ring -- The Heart's Swift Foot

Verily, the music gods have smiled upon us. There are two extremely exciting releases this week, and I am super excited to tell you about Red Tail Ring.

Hailing from the Michigan wilds, Michael Beauchamp and Laurel Premo gift us with their honest, refreshing take on Americana.

"Ohio Turnpike," the album opener, is immediately captivating. Spare in sound but lush with emotion, it's as beautiful a homecoming song as you'll ever hear. It's easily one of my favorite songs of the year, but only seconded by "Katy Came Breezing," a duet that's haunting in the best kind of way. But the duo let their hair down, too. "Dirt Triangle" and "Body Like a Bell" are rollicking foot-stompers about gentrification and lady folk.

There are 12 songs on this album. Two are traditional. Try to figure out which are which, but they are 100% beautiful, authentic, and the kind of music that makes me continue writing this blog.

Ohio Turnpike
Katy Came Breezing
Body Like a Bell

Red Tail Ring -- Official, Facebook, CD Baby

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