Chris Weisman is another uncanny musician to emerge from the Brattleboro, Vermont scene that gave us Kyle Thomas of King Tuff. The two previously collaborated as Happy Birthday, but they’ve both flourished separately as well. Perhaps emerged isn’t quite the right word for Weisman’s recent surge in attention since he stays tucked away in the rural outskirts of Vermont, faithfully recording on his four-track cassette recorder. And though he’s been prolific, the forthcoming The Holy Life That’s Coming seems to be one of his most promising releases yet. The latest single from the album, “Cold Chimney,” reminds me of Cass McCombs’ eerie, slanting songwriting, and Weisman’s gentle voice is accompanied only by skeletal acoustic guitar. “Cold chimney/ Clawfoot tub/ I’m gonna be your man,” he quietly asserts, somehow making household accoutrement sound romantic. Listen below.
The Holy Life That’s Coming is out 2/26 via NNA Tapes.