Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Butcher The Bar Announces First Release In Three Years

Butcher The Bar, also known as Manchester-based Joel Nicholson, has announced his first record of new material in three years. His sophomore album For Each A Future Tethered will be released on June 21 via Morr Music. Check out the first single, "Bobby" in the MP3 Grab at the bottom of the post.

In For Each A Future Tethered he shares his personal story with wispy serene vocals and creative arrangements. There is a wider range of musical accompaniment, with the inclusion of trumpets, clarinets, harmoniums and pianos, resulting in a richer, more developed sound. Some songs - like the confident lullaby "Cradle Song" and "Blood For The Breeze" could be folk standards, while others set new standards for folk music. The music is somewhat reminiscent of label mates Seabear, but his earnest songwriting is true to the tradition of great songwriters like Nick Drake, Paul Simon and Elliott Smith.

Track List
  • Sign Your Name
  • Bobby
  • Cradle Song
  • Giant
  • Alpha Street West
  • Blood For The Breeze
  • Silk Tilts
  • Sin So Sweet
  • X
  • Cornered To The Cusp
  • Lullaby

MP3 Grab: "Bobby"