THIS WEEK’S CD RELEASES
You Tell Me Memphis Industries, out Fri
You Tell Me, the new project from Sarah Hayes of indie folkies Admiral Fallow and Peter Brewis of DIY pop masters Field Music, matches Hayes’ bell-clear voice with Brewis’s restless chamber-pop invention. That results in arty, surprising folk music (Clarion Call, Jouska) and also Field Music-style art-pop with an appealing directness (Enough To Notice, No Hurry). Either way, it’s a good thing.
The Unseen In Between Matador, out Jan 18
For those who miss the unhurried, tangled guitars of the Grateful Dead or the jazzy, folky poetry of Fred Neil, there are plenty of American singer-songwriters willing and able to summon them up. Steve Gunn has sat in the sweet spot of such rural, spacey vibes for a decade, and this restates that, whether stretching shimmering licks into extended jams (Chance, New Familiar) or spinning webs of acoustic prettiness (Morning Is Mended).