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Monday, June 17, 2013

THE MILK CARTON KIDS / The Ash & Clay [2013]

California acoustic guitar duo The Milk Carton Kids deliver another great album of straight-up folks songs with 2013's The Ash & Clay.
Channelling Simon & Garfunkel with hints of Gillian Welch, the pair are so straight faced yet upbeat I can't help but think of Christopher Guest's folk music satire documentary A Mighty Wind.  This is the real thing and what it lacks in originality it makes up for in genuinity with it's pitch perfect harmonies, gently strummed guitars and confidence in their timeless songwriting.  The lovely simplicity of the songs is their greatest strength and perfect for that last glass of wine & cigarette of the night.

3½ ghost towns in Graceland out of 5

Songs Of Note: Years Gone ByPromised Land

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