The Old Believers
The Old Believers are far from old, but they do have an old style at times. I'd say they manage to get to the core of folk music by making this old timey sounding Americana that feels both nostalgic and timeless but yet have given it a distinctive modern twist too by means of some interesting drums and electronic sounding beats thrown in for good measure on some tracks. Beautiful lyrics blended with beautiful male and female vocals make for intimate and heartwarming music.
They are Nelson Kempf and Keeley Boyle, natives of Alaska who now call Portland, OR home. Their debut album "Eight Golden Greats" hits the shelves on July 10th, and I must say I think they are going to be one of my favorite discoveries of the year.
Here are a few of my favorites off of their new record, and there are a few more from a previous EP available for download on their MySpace page.