Chebeague is essentially the work of August Brown, a talented singer/songwriter out of L.A. (of all places). Their sound is best metaphorized by the obliteratedly raped cliché of a tumbleweed blowing in the wind: light and bouncy with a bit of twang, confident and directional, and a little rough around the edges (but not too rough to damage it’s character), and they’ve been compared to such greats as Elliott Smith, Neutral Milk Hotel, and perhaps most accurately Bright Eyes.
Melancholic, hopeful, delicate and mysterious, Chebeague is a home for those haunting stories and melodies that stay with you long after you think youve left them behind. – Chris Barton
[MP3] Chebeague – Keeping Quiet
In other news…
The Raconteurs have a new singe, which means they also have a new b-side. It’s not exactly what I would expect (an instrumental, and I’m pretty sure it’s a standard too…) but it’s not bad.
[MP3] The Raconteurs – The Bane Rendition