Jesse Marchant – “Every Eye Open” (Stereogum Premiere)

Jesse Marchant, the NYC-via-Montreal singer-songwriter who used to record under the name JBM, is about to release a self-titled album under his birth name. Album highlight “Every Eye Open” sets Marchant’s weathered warble against a simple, direct, graceful chord progression laced with elegant guitar arrangements that verge on post-rock levels of grandeur. It’s still a folk song at its core, but you’ll be surprised and delighted by how high it soars. Listen below.

Jesse Marchant is out 9/9 on Marchant’s own No Other. Pre-order it at iTunes or Insound.