I’ve been listening to the latest album from Ames, Iowa’s Sounds Like Fall a lot lately. The Wolf Is At The Door is full of the soft introspective Americana that is a little country and a little folk. The instrumentation is often sparse (containing just strummed acoustic guitar and voice) but is perfectly augmented with the subtle piano lines and the twang of a lap steel guitar.
Reminiscent of (perhaps) the newer breed of artists Iron & Wine, Lewis & Clarke, and Small Knives that seamlessly blend the stories and sincerity of acoustic folk music with the liquor-stained rough-edged twang of authentic country music. Joe Young (who essentially is Sounds Like Fall) has made a great album that is tops in this genre.
The Wolf Is At The Door is out now on Yer Bird Records and, “While another sincere young man with an old guitar and a dusty voice may not sound like an intriguing artist in the post-music modern world, sometimes sincerity speaks louder than anything.” – Cokemachineglow