AUDIO: Simon Joyner’s “You Got Under My Skin”

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Reading the press release, it states “Simon Joyner is a renowned American singer-songwriter who first came to prominence during the Lo-Fi movement of the early 90’s alongside contemporaries mining similar territory, like Will Oldham, Peter Jefferies, the Mountain Goats, Smog, and Alastair Galbraith” and I’m thinking “there was a lo-fi movement? Regardless of the movement others put him in, you don’t want to lock him in a box, especially now as he is releasing an album in March on Woodist called Grass, Branch & Bone. For now, you can listen to “You Got Under My Skin”, which shows hints of Wilco but you are sure to hear richere qualities with frequent listens. Grass, Branch & Bone will be out on March 17th.

SOME STUFFS: Simon Joyner & Dennis Callaci merge for new album in June

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Woods member Jarvis Taveniere recorded and mixed the forthcoming album by Simon Joyner & Dennis Callaci that is scheduled for release on June 11th through the Shrimper label, called New Secrets. Both of these musicians have recorded a mess of albums individually over the years, but New Secrets is their second as a duo. Interesting in what the new music sounds like? You’ll get a chance right now by pressing play below for the song “The Frayed End of The Rope”.

Their brand of folk/Americana sounds like the kind of music you would enjoy listening to if you found your car with a flat, and you had to walk for five miles to find a gas station. You get tired, but see two guys jamming in their garage, playing good music. You want to ask for water, but they say “hey, would you mind if you listened to one of our songs?” This is that music.