Timesbold is a folk band that hails from New York, so I guess we’re doubling up NY bands for now. Their singer, Jason Merritt, sounds a lot like the singer for Okkervil River, which is more confusing than anything else. I do not really feel like writing a whole lot of words today, but I will say that if you’ve liked my folk suggestions of the past, you will like this band. If you like Okkervil River’s singer and wished he had a side project that was decidedly more folky, you will like this band. These songs are all from their self-titled debut, but they’ve released an album this year, Ill Seen Ill Sung, that is also quite good. Oh, and I’m definitely going to do a best of ’08 list this year. Is that enough hints for you?
Gin I Win – (MP3, 4.8 MB)
EE Cummings – (MP3, 4.4 MB)