Thursday, September 24, 2009

Rye 'n Clover - Pencils Paper & Scissors (2009)

Absolutely adorable anarcho-folk. That is something I feel is said all too uncommonly. Nonetheless, it is fully merited in use of this artist. I originally discovered it on the underutilized Collective Family website. Therefore this is a free album and another one of my guilt-free shares. As to the music itself, it sounds like a young man with a banjo and ultra-left literature on his mind. Perhaps it is because I am sympathetic to his political views, but it doesn't come off as preachy, but then again I find myself singing along to blues songs about Jesus with even more vigor despite being no fan of his. The songs are about liberation and utopian ideals, or in the case of "Get Away Song" merely a display of banjo-playing skills. The whole thing is barely describable as an album at only 19 minutes, but they're highly enjoyable and I claim good for any fan of folk, banjos, anarchy, or just cute shit.

To be had here:
Pencils Paper & Scissors [160 kbps]


  1. instant classic. its's not playing with low fi pretentiousness or weirdness for weirdness for weirdness sake. it's just captivating, the stop-go rhythms, one is always waiting for the next note. keep it up, young man wise beyond your years!

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