dusty stray is a texan living in amsterdam (that's a change of scenery for ya) and recording dark, haunting folk ballads. his newest track, 'alibi', has some unique touches. it begins with soft fingerpicking, whispery vocals and a foreboding story.
at some point some pretty interesting keyboard flourishes make an appearance, coming from a real deal mellotron, which adds a psychedelic vibe and sets this song apart sonically from it's whisper-folk peers. there is also a distant, almost buried vocal coda at the end that brings a new layer of menace to the narrative.
get it here.