Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Strand of Oaks: New album, free MP3

Strand of Oaks is actually just one man, Timothy Showalter, "an Indiana Mennonite turned Pennsylvania Hebrew Dayschool teacher who even drives the school bus for extra cash." After more than his fair share of personal trials, including losing all his posessions in a house fire, Showalter began writing songs which led to performances with Jason Anderson and Kimya Dawson and eventually to his first record.

His debut, Leave Ruin, was released today, a collection of nine beautifully crafted and emotionally imbued folk tunes. Download the song "End In Flames" below to get a taste.

End In Flames (MP3)

Track list for Leave Ruin:

1.End In Flames
2.Two Kids
3.Lawns Breed Songs
4.Mourning Worker
5.New Paris
6.Sister Evangaline
7.Dogs of War
8.Do You Like To Read?
9.Leave Ruin


Brett Crockett said...

Haven't heard of him. Despite being free, is the album worth downloading?