Long-running North Carolina indie-rock duo the Rosebuds are gearing up to release Sand + Silence, their sixth LP and first for Western Vinyl. Former Carolina resident Justin Vernon was involved in its making, as was Nick Sanborn of Sylvan Esso and Megafaun. It’s their first proper album since 2011’s Loud Planes Fly Low, though 2012 saw the release of an album-length tribute to Sade’s Love Deluxe as well as the Christmas album Christmas Tree Island. As for the new stuff, Ivan Howard and Kelly Crisp have long excelled at straightforward, carefully arranged rock songs derived equally from folk-rock and soul, and Sand + Silence‘s lead single “In My Teeth” is right in their wheelhouse. It’s a sweet bit of songcraft; let it swirl around you below.
Sand + Silence is out 8/5 on Western Vinyl.