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New Rose shares new single + releases new LP at Elsewhere on 11.14

New Rose is gearing up to release their full-length album, Crying Eyes, via Broken Circles this coming November. The NYC cosmic country six-piece has already debuted the record’s windswept first single “Plenty of Flowers” and now they’re sharing the beautifully languid “Weeping Willow.” The forthcoming album follows the band’s first full-length, Morning Haze, which came out in 2017 and set the precedent for their particular brand of dusty, Americana-inspired indie rock. “Weeping Willow” is no different and basks in much of the same nostalgia-inducing golden hour light, with droopy sliding guitars and lilting vocals. This time around, New Rose kicks up the dust a bit with a moody bassline and a cagey percussive opening that resembles an ‘80s drum machine. The song drifts back into a familiar warm breeze soon enough with a kind of “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” sentimentality. The vocalist sings, “There’s a weeping willow that sings to me/ A southern landscape with a northern breeze,”  which is the perfect imagery for a band with a rootsy sound tethered to an east coast locale. If you're in NYC you can catch the band live at their record release at Elsewhere (Zone One) on November 14th, where they will be playing with The Letter Yellow and Teen Body. Crying Eyes is out November 8th via Broken Circles and you can listen to “Weeping Willow” below.

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Folk Fugitive
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Rodes Rollins plays up her spaghetti western influences on "Mystery Man"

There aren't too many country singers that wax-poetic about the larger than life figures of our world. It seems like the cultural focus of the genre has shifted toward different stories with different motifs. Yet artists like Rodes Rollins are trying to change that with songs like "Mystery Man." Appearing like a country-pop mirage on the horizon, Rollins' vocals are watery and obscure, detailing a man in a "forsaken land" that cannot be shot dead. The track is less about a character's arc and more about this legendary figure's reputation, and it plays out over haunting instrumentals that border on psychedelic with twangy guitars that become surprisingly soothing. With its soft sonic palette, "Mystery Man" could fool listeners into thinking it's a lullaby, but there's a sense of unease and tension in the air, like a standoff between two gunslingers is imminent. - Tucker Pennington

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There's nowhere to hide in People Like You's haunted "Sounds of the House" video

New Hampshire's favorite freak-folkers People Like You are back and spookier than ever in their newest single "Sounds of the House" (streaming below) which comes complete with a video filmed at Haunted Overload in Lee, N.H. It's a shame that Halloween music isn't a bigger genre, but People Like You are doing what they do best by moving forward into unexplored (and perhaps even haunted) territories. The kitschy clip places the band in the center of a ghoulish wonderland, populated by creepy baby dolls, masked performers, and monsters knocking on closet doors. Turn off the lights and take a look for yourself. Oh, and don't look under the bed -- you never know who or what may be lurking. Get into the Halloween spirit with People Like You tomorrow (10.26) at Charlie O's World Famous Halloween Bash, or Saturday (10.27) at The Stone Church. - Lilly Milman

Listen to tracks by People Like You and more local artists on The Deli New England's brand new Spotify playlist, Cold Cuts: Sounds of New England.

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New London Fire invoke the American Folk Tradition on Tired of This Man

New London Fire’s forthcoming record Tired of This Man may at first seem rooted within the zeitgeist of contemporary indie folk, but a closer listening reveals the group’s spiritual connection to the more overtly political Americana of the early 20th Century. “I hope people feel the same kind of kinship with [our] music that they once did with Phil Ochs or Woody Guthrie,” remarks band leader David Debiak (of Sleep Station and Electric Century). “We want to remind people of the importance of unions, of sticking together in protest.”

This connection is most apparent on tracks like “Now I’m Found,” in which Debiak sings about “gazing upon green and sprawling mountains” with nods to Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land.” In doing so, Tired of This Man seeks to revive a grounded sense of Americanism, one not bolstered by blind exceptionalism but instead a celebration of America as a sum of its many different and diverse parts, often employing Debiak's own experiences as testament - contextualized in our current political climate, New London Fire offers a sharp rebuke while invoking the peace loving nature of the American folk tradition.

Tired of This Man will be out October 26th via The Preservation Society. -Connor Beckett McInerney (@b_ck_tt)

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