I like surprise. Presents when I come home. Finding twenty dollars in the pocket of a unworn coat. You know, the little things. Thus, when word that Alex Maas, the drone-y yaller from The Black Angels, and Erika Wennerstrom, the throaty holler of Heartless Bastards, were putting together a few tracks, I was nicely surprised.
The surprise continued (call it an avalanche of surprise) when the two song 7″ that was thrust in to my hands was a beautiful cover of one of my absolute favorite Cash and Carter songs, “If I Was A Carpenter”. I nearly drowned in surprise when the song was a hazy, eyes-squinted take on the classic. A take I couldn’t stop listening to.
I pass my pleasant surprise to you. Enjoy.