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March 3, 2022

The B-Side: Shelterheart

As anyone who has been following music for the past 20 years knows, there is no shortage of indie folk out there. From the whispered to the rambunctious and every variation in between, it is ground well covered. What a delightful surprise it is then when a song like “In Photographs” arrives wearing the tell tale trappings of the genre but also transcending them. Falling on the expansive and orchestral side of indie folk (Jim James, Bon Iver, etc…) Shelterheart gives us a sound that is at once familiar and comforting but also original enough to float up above the din of a thousand other groups working the same sonic field. I guess a simpler way to say that is to say that when a song is good its good and that’s all there is to it. You just feel it on a different level, and “In Photographs” hits that mark.

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