crackles open with the sound of rain falling through trees. A distant twinkling autoharp approaches before the first track "Perennials" greets us like a new spring. The album concludes twelve songs later, coyotes yipping and howling as two feet crunch away on fallen twigs. Almanac
is a record inspired by seasonal changes and crafted from folk-rock fabric, but the mysticism of Molly Hamilton's lyrics and Robert Earl Thomas' guitar riffs make their second album a welcome camp-out.