Show Post: In House #1497
While the inordinate musical contributions of Scandivavia are not exactly a secret (Jens Lekman and the Kings of Convenience come readily to mind), one also doesn't expect alt-country, of all genres, to emanate o'er the slopes of Oslo. Enter Thomas Hansen, aka St. Thomas, who's just released his fifth full-length in the past five years, entitled Children of the New Brigade. With a sound based on artists he originally emulated, like Will Oldham, St. Thomas' Nynorsk-inflected pronunciation and often goofy lyrics find an unlikely backdrop in his Americana-flavored compositions, bringing to mind Oldham, as well as Sparklehorse, M. Ward, and even Neil Young. The new release is out on Racing Junior records, though it has yet to have a U.S. release date.
In House #1497.
Focus: Latest release from St. Thomas, Children of the New Brigade, plus new live music from Bonnie Prince Billy and more.
BONUS- from the new release from St. Thomas:
"Children of the New Brigade" (MP3).
In House PODCAST #20