Multiple friends of the grass clippings fam had a week to be thankful for…and released some good vids for us to share.
Anthony D’Amato, the young Manhattan folk singer we got to know at Newport last year, announced via Billboard that he has signed a deal with New West Records and will join with members of Bon Iver and Megafaun to record his next album. In 2010, D’Amato recorded an album in his door room at Princeton, which won critical acclaim and helped score him a spot at Newport. Along with the announcement this week, he released a video for “Ludlow” – a new damn fine song he recorded in his apartment on the LES street of the same name. Give us more, Anthony. Happy Birthday and congrats.
Meanwhile, the our friends in Jus Post Bellum dropped a new video for “Sharp Was the River Bending” on The Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy blog. The song is just one great track off of the band’s phenomenal new album Oh, July (Amazon MP3 & Spotify) – a record released earlier this month and one that I’ve been listening to non-stop lately. Jus Post Bellum debuted the album with a packed show at Rockwood a few weeks ago and we’re pretty excited to see a band we’ve followed for so long get some big props.