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.

We’ve had this song on constant repeat in the house for 3 days now and I swear, it never gets bad.  We HIGHLY recommend Rateliff’s latest album In Memory of Loss, out via Rounder Records (who carries a great roster of artists, by the way, including Mr. Robert Plant himself), right now.  Better than the album (we promise) are the two sessions with Rateliff (& The Wheel) over at Daytrotter.  In our humble opinion, the Daytrotter sessions far outweigh the actual album in terms of moving the listener far from wherever they happen to be sitting, but ‘Early Spring Til’ is most definitely the stand out track on an album of, well…stand out tracks.  Our only complaint?  That In Memory of Loss isn’t out on vinyl.  We bet that Rateliff wail would rock pretty fuck hard on a turntable.

Nathaniel Rateliff :: Early Spring Til