The LA-based songwriter Matt Kivel will release his forthcoming LP, Janus, next month, and we’ve already heard a few of its singles. The narrative parable “Jamie’s,” and the album’s title track both prove that Kivel writes folk music that manages to be both fragile and acerbic at the same time. “Violets” is no exception, and some of the guitar parts have a Real Estate-y vibe that sounds all too sunny for how frigid it is here in NYC. Listen below.
Janus is out 2/5 via Driftless Recordings.