Today, I’m sinking into some more new music while working on my dissertation. By far the best of it is from Doug Burr, and he comes to me courtesy of You Crazy Dreamers. The track in question is “Red, Red” from his forthcoming O Ye Devastator album (out May 4th on Spune). This is actually Doug’s third album, but it’s entirely new to me. But after just a few listens through of the player on his site (seen below), I’m hooked. The songs have an earnest, thoughtful quality, but never stray into self-indulgent territory. Instead, they feel dusty… even, grimy at times… and bear all the impressions of a life spent “out there” somewhere, where the sky and the land meet to watch trucks rumble through the night. (One presumes that this is an entirely different place than where the ocean meets the sky.)
So, if you’re looking to sink into some great – at times dreamy, at other times rockin’ – folk/Americana from straight out of Texas, then look no further than the end of this article. I’m sure that the songs will charm you with their sincerity and thoughtfulness, and your day will be a lot better for it.