jared estes is a multi-instrumentalist and one man recording project based in olympia, WA, who i have featured here before. he also runs the DIY music label tongue and groove records, on which he has been nice enough to offer to release something by me in the near future.
his newest album, 'leper messiah' (a reference to a lyric from ziggy stardust) features songs that range from space-folk meditations to bluesy groove rockers, with tight, sparse production and a bit of a psychedelic presence. the opening track, 'elephant', is real jammer, and 'cardinal sin' is a dark trip.
get it digitally here or on CD from tongue and groove.