Ear to the Ground: Selmer's Arch write-up

Selmer’s Arch – “Song for Julian”:
When I first heard this song, I couldn’t figure out what I was hearing exactly; it just doesn’t sound like something that was written in 2021. It reminded me of the first time I heard Pokey Lafarge. People still make music like this!? I asked rhetorically. The answer is OF COURSE! And it’s so very good. Selmer’s Arch have an old time vibe and a sincere focus in this rooted chamber folk sound. The vocals have a rawness to them that makes them feel as uncompromising as the wilderness. It a world with hand clap-happy folk music, it’s nice to hear something with such unique energy.