British avant-folk elder statesman Michael Chapman is the kind of artist who isn’t known by many but is revered by everyone who does know him — Thurston Moore, for example, has long been an ardent admirer. At nearly 75 years old, Chapman is still going strong, with a new album, Fish, to be released this fall. The first song we’re hearing from that collection is the instrumental “Jack,” a lovely thicket of fingerpicked acoustic guitar, meditative and bittersweet. Listen.
Fish is out 9/25 via Tompkins Square.