We love the nexus between alt-country, dark folk, post-rock and slowcore music. That rarefied air that people like Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Jason Molina, Bon Iver and others have all breathed and created in.
When we heard ‘Mountain Kin / Anodyne‘, by group State Park Ranger, we knew they were kindred spirits of those musicians and songwriters. The song has that slow stagger feel, half awake yet emotionally fully engaged as pedal steel weeps forlornly alongside guitars that follow along in a beautiful dirge. Texture and mood is as important as the words and like all great music, State Park Ranger create their own unique world to dive into.
The song comes from their three song EP Days Gone, out now.