The Hanging Stars: Over The Silvery Lake (2016)
Opening track "Floodbound" sets the stage, coming across like an astounding forgotten track from the Notorious Byrd Brothers (or maybe something from one of Pink Floyd's early 70s psych-folk soundtracks). I'm a sucker for the almost Teenage Fanclub-like shimmering pop harmonies of "Golden Vanity"; while the haunting "House on the Hill" falls somewhere between the Long Ryders and a classic circa-68 psychedelic Nuggets tune. They lean a little more heavily on post-Gram Parsons country twang on tunes like "Cure Your Ills" and "Ruby Red," still firmly tethered to gorgeous psych-tinged pop jangle. (How are these guys not American? Crazy.) Honestly, it's pretty terrific throughout, one of my favorites of the past decade.
Buy it on Bandcamp.
Here's the video for "Golden Vanity":...and "Floodbound":"I'm No Good Without You" live: