The year 2012 is shaping up to be a great one for new music, and nowhere is that more apparent than in the realm of acoustic music. From traditional bluegrass to neo-folk and everything in between, great new acoustic albums are turning up on what seems like a daily basis. For this week’s mix tape, we’ve compiled of few of the must hears thus far.
First up, we have Walt Whitman, the rocking barn burner on an otherwise mellower album from Tramped by Turtles called Stars and Satellites. Then we hit the ubiquitous hit song Hey Ho from the Lumineers as performed for their Daytrotter session (performed in 2011, but the album just came out in April 2012). From there, it’s the single off the Tallest Man on Earth’s latest album, There’s No Leaving Now. I love this guy and can’t help thinking that there there is literally no ceiling for the trajectory of his music career.
Next, the Punch Brothers’ Clara shows a catchier side of the boundary-crossing bluegrass super group off their release Who’s Feeling Young Now? The tune One of Many gives a taste of Joe Pug’s third album, The Great Despiser. And finally, the exploding band Of Monsters and Men takes us home with the King and the Lionheart off their album My Head is an Animal.