6am Repeat is a recurring feature here at Folk Hive in which we stream the latest track that plays incessantly in the earbuds when we awake at that hour and imbibe massive amounts of coffee and cigarettes in preparation for the advancing day. Consider it your jam of the day — a sweet, sweet gift from me to you. I love you, dude.
Here is a list of some things I like:
- Blitzen Trapper. I like the Trapper of Blitzen very much. They’re awesome.
- Lonesome country jams.
- Big bands, roster wise, that let multiple members take on the harmony duties.
- The Highwaymen.
- Mama Bird Recording Co.
- “Things in the world that I know nothing about…”
Considering that this jam from Denver features all of the above, or at least elements of it, clearly. I dig this. I wanna make out with it. Not in a dark closet but instead in a dark bar, where everyone can see us.
Denver is concocted of members of Blitzen Trapper and Alela Diane’s Wild Divine and is a study of last stops in deserted ghost towns. Forthright and of the most honest degree, ‘The Way It Is’ is a anthem for those of us that love whiskey too much but have the ability to sit back the morning after and pull out whatever transformative shit came out of that trip to the bar the night before.
The self-titled album is available now at shows but will soon be released by the righteous Mama Bird Recording Co. Keep an eye to the sky for it. In it’s entirety, I imagine it’s fucking humbly saintly…
Denver :: The Way It Is [mp3]