Photography by Ange…
I was getting nervous for a minute there! I’ve been listening, pretty much non-stop, to the New Pornographers since it’s leak. Everytime I would put on anything else, I’d be dissatisfied, unfulfilled, until I put back on Together. Little nerve-racking to think of “getting stuck”. Fortunately, an early rise, some website tinkering, and a beautiful, beautiful Friday morning, as well as remembering we got Josh Ritter on ye ol’ iPod, adjusted my ears & mind, allowing it to, once again, open wide and eat what the good lard so graciously put on my plate. Yep, I’ve got me a heapin’ helpin’ servin’ of So Runs The World Away by Josh Ritter, just right fer what ails ya!
This is perfect for today. There is something very familiar about Josh Ritter’s music, not in a bad way, in a very good way, like an old pair of jeans or that favourite sweater. It’s chock full o’ his folk & pop influences of yesteryear, yet sculpted and shaped into his own sound. How about this, to expand on the analogy… it’s like your favourite jeans, the ones you bought a couple years back brand new, yet looked like they were pulled right out of a vintage shop worn by some beatnik in the 60s, that now, after the past 2 to 3 years of near-daily wear, are juuuuust right! Hole in the crotch & all.
That’s Josh Ritter, that’s this album… Timeless, classic, high quality, vintage & modern, all at the same time. These ain’t no shitty Old Navy jeans! This is the premium shit!
Okay. I’m suddenly regretting wearing my sweet vintage-styled khakis today. HA!
Well, it’s been a pretty interesting week, so let’s wrap this bad boy up & put a bow on it.
That was for baby.
2. Change Of Time
3. The Curse
4. Southern Pacifica
5. Rattling Locks
6. Folk Bloodbath
9. The Remnant
10. See How Man Was Made
11. Another New World
13. Long Shadows
Have a great weekend everyone! May all your tires have bountiful air & all your winds be at your tails!