harrisonburg, virginia based bedroom psych/emo folker sleeptalker is making his cassette debut soon on funny/not funny records with a self-titled album. the guys at f/nf have provided me with a preview track, 'elaina', to share with you all.
it's an emotional track with a distant atmosphere, a wall of strumming and high, plaintive singing. the early momentum and storminess of the song give way in the middle to a breakdown, picking back up in half time strums, an interesting move for a person-and-guitar type song, but it works, ushering in a less urgent but more intimate vibe for the final verses, making sure that the words achieve their full impact.
you can also stream the whole album here:
pre-order the cassette from funny/not funny records.