Their self-titled album from 2009 struck me immediately. Fairly simple acoustic songs with lush vocals, often in falsetto ala Bon Iver, dominate the album. (But I think it would be a mistake to dismiss this band as a Bon Iver knock-off.) The songs are melancholy and beautiful, filled with yearning.
While the album isn’t perfect–there are a couple weaker songs–and it sits as much as a collection of songs as an album, it’s still very much worth getting and listening to, perhaps on your ipod as you walk through streets as it rains, clearing your head and sorting out your own yearnings.
Isbells – Reunite (mp3)