'never know' is the first track off of 'and now...', a new album of rousing stomp folk from portland, oregon's the moonshine (formerly michael the blind), and it comes with the unusual touch of a prominently featured auto harp along with the instruments standard to the folk pop orchestra sound. the song sounds like one to scoot your boots to in some kind of barn or shed, and it was recorded live to encourage that vibe. everyone joins in on rousing choruses and the band moves with that familiar and soothing string band swing, in this case with just a bit of poppy pep in their step. as a portland resident, it pretty much sounds portland-y.
the album comes out 1/28/14 on alder street records, but for now you can pre-order it, digital or physical, right here. also check out this favorable mention the moonshine recently received in local paper the willamette week.