Not sure if you noticed, but we here at Asthmatic Kitty really value songwriting. It's a craft and art all at once; it takes time, practice, and a spark of something special. And that is something Raymond Raposa - aka Raymond Byron - has in spades. It really shows in his latest project, entitled Little Death Shaker, from band Raymond Byron & the White Freighter. The record is out today.
You'll remember Ray from Castanets, who carved out a rugged slice of American folk rock from independent music in the 2000s by releasing a series of records replete with some of the best-written songs we've ever heard.
Little Death Shaker is no exception. Here though, the music sheds its avant-country for something a little more roadhouse blues. It's more what you'd be turning up in the parking light of the bar, Bud Light blues casting an eerie 3am glow on the cracked pavement. And we love it.
The record is available in a number of ways. Pick your poison here.