(release: November 20, 2012)
1. Hello, Traitor
2. Heart Carries Blame
3. I’m Never In Love
4. Lapwing + Grizzly Pt. 2
Hello, Traitor is the forthcoming release from Psalmships available on November 20th. It’s a 4 song EP with brand new material from Joshua Britton (Psalmships) featuring Brad Hinton (on lap steel and keys). Hello, Traitor is the intertwining of sad lyrical subject matter and inspiring music; a delicate blend that Psalmships is known for. Psalmships holds true to the incredible Ghost Folk, near-country sound but this release has an ever so slightly lighter feel. The lyrics come across so genuinely that they’ll make you wonder how true to life they really are. And the music is never too overwhelming but layered perfectly with beautifully flourishing undertones. The absolute best part about this album, Psalmships’ music, and great music in general is that it haunts you long after the music stops. Whether it’s those lyrics you can’t get out of your head “but my heart’s not that strong it’s just limping along as I quietly try to deny that I’m not in love and I’ll never be”, a melody sample that loops in your mind like the outro on “Lapwing + Grizzly Pt. 2″, or the brilliant tone to Joshua Britton’s voice — the music of Hello, Traitor is lasting (as it should be).
To have all of this packed into 4 songs might be a musical feat for some but it’s simply what we’ve come to expect from Psalmships. Thank you, Psalmships for never ceasing to amaze us musically. It’s highly recommended that you catch Psalmships live this Saturday (11/17) at Burlap and Bean.
[FREE DOWNLOAD] Psalmships – “Heart Carries Blame” from Hello, Traitor