Matt Kivel makes folk music with an edge. On his new single, “Jamie’s,” Kivel’s delicate vocal inflection and acoustic plucking gives way to the sound of short-spastic electronic impulses. The track initiates with an anecdote: “Jamie says she’s gay, she tells her dad…” and the story unfolds from there. That song will be included on Kivel’s forthcoming LP Janus, which is due out next year. We already heard the title track, now listen to “Jamie’s” below by way of Clash.
Janus is out 2/5/16 on Driftless Recordings.