Bloomington, IN, songman DM Stith makes spooky, spindly music that conjures many spirits: His wavering voice recalls Kentucky murder balladeer John Jacob Niles, there are skittering drumbeats that evoke Kid A, and you can hear tender orchestrations that suggest Sufjan Stevens. But the sound Stith weaves on his 2009 debut album, Heavy Ghost, stands on its own—and has found fans in Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste and Bat for Lashes; a remixes/covers album is out now. Working as Inlets, My Brightest Diamond collaborator Sebastian Krueger plays fractured folk songs crafted in drafty Brooklyn bedrooms, in support.
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