We’re excited to announce the official release of Joe Sampson‘s stunning new release Chansons de Parade, featuring the single ‘Wealth‘. The album is available now exclusively via BandCamp as a “pay what you want” and will also be available via iTunes, Spotify, Amazon et al later next week. Joe will be launching the album tonight (Dec 1st) with label mate Kramies in support at the Ubisububi Room in Denver
The follow-up to his acclaimed EP Songs of Delay released earlier this year, Chansons de Parade is another exquisitely crafted collection of songs from Joe Sampson, with an uncanny ability to quietly get under your skin. While drawing from the musical spirit of Simon & Garfunkel, Iron & Wine, and Low, the songs on Chansons de Parade sound familial rather than familiar. Combining haunting yet playful lyrical narratives, a mesmerising road-worn baritone vocal, and a delicious melodic sensibility, these nine songs feel like long-term friends from the first listen. The music’s intimacy, gently lilting country slant and spacious, restrained instrumentation add depth and resonance to Sampson’s rustic folk influences.