After what seems like months of ever-louder hype, Sturgill Simpson’s latest album finally arrived.
tl;dr: This week is heavy on new singles and music videos for those who, y’know, don’t like to read.
Since the “indefinite hiatus” of progressive acoustic darlings Nickel Creek, despite a history of diverging solo work, releases from Chris Thile and Sean Watkins have been shackled by expectations of a Creek-like sound. Much like releases from her former band mates, Sara Watkins self-titled debut is not a surrogate Nickel creek album. Instead, it is an album that is purely individual, combining the talent that we have already witnessed with more than a few surprises.