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The Bright Smoke - Wild Again
This Brooklyn duo have that brand of slow, understated music that can be particularly evocative at the right time. All one needs are snippets of lyrics and an aching voice to be drawn within. These somber tones and languid delivery might recall The Cowboy Junkies and Low.
▶ Bonnie “Prince” Billy - I See A Darkness (Live on KEXP)