Here’s a sentence I never thought I’d write: There’s a lot of great stuff coming out of the Midwest.
I think we all know about Bon Iver, or Justin Vernon, who, in 2008, made it cool to spend an entire season in a remote Wisconsin cabin. Then there’s the promising Juniper Tar, and now Missouri-native Nathaniel Rateliff has released his debut solo album, In Memory of Loss, recorded in Chicago.
This is not an album for sunny spring day; I had to wait till it was dark out to write about it. But this album is too beautiful not to draw your attention to.
Update: Check out this new video of Rateliff and his band live at WMSE in Milwaukee. This band appears to have great taste in footwear.