Check out the deceptively intricate folk-pop of NYC songwriter Josh Kaufman’s Rocketship Park project. His latest effort, Cakes and Cookies, is as delicious as advertised – seemingly effortless songs revealing layers of carefully arranged sound on close listen – banjos, trombones, strings, pedal steel, etc. – and feature homespun, unaffected melodies that sound like old friends. The record features a wealth of talented collaborators, including The National’s Bryan Devendorf drumming on a handful of tracks.
MP3 :: Swan
MP3 :: Fast Friends
(from Cakes and Cookies. Listen and name your price here)