I almost had no post today. Luckily an email from the New York based folk collective Red Rooster came to the rescue. I wrote about the band here. Their new record comes out September 22 and is called Walk. The band takes the tag Americana very loosely. They’re a big group comprised of various horn, string and percussive instruments. With the horns and the harmony vocals at times the band leans more soul, and then at other times when the mandolins and banjos kick in they are more folk based, and with the occasional samples and electronics they practically invent their own unique genre at times. Sometimes all of that is present in one song like in “Bluebird” below. It’s this diversity of sound that sets the band apart.
The band has chosen the Radiohead model of pay what you like. They’ve done a great job setting up a page that explains their reasoning here.