There's a genuine sensory split between 'You And I' and 'Somebody To Anybody', the two tracks that make up the formal EP debut of singer-songwriter Margaret Glaspy. The former, a steady, rousing blues-energy garage anthem, sounds almost as if its made by a completely different entity than the solemn soul that transposes 'Somebody To Anybody'. Yet, the tracks create a cohesive idea of the young musician - both sprawling and intimate.

On 'You And I', Glaspy showcases her intricate guitar work and casually crafty wordplay, offsetting the seemingly dour subject matter of separation. The latter, however, finds Glaspy reaching for softer, enriching vocals, striving for personal strength in Courtney Barnett-like fashion. It's only a little sample, but like her Melbourne contemporary comparison, there's a lot under the layers here that deserves attention.

Listen to Glaspy's two track EP below, which is out today on ATO.

Catch Glaspy on her US tour with dates listed below.

  • 01/16 Medford, MA @ Chevalier Theater
  • 01/27 Baltimore, MD @ 8X10 Club
  • 01/28 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
  • 01/29 Washington, DC @ The Hamilton
  • 01/30 Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live
  • 02/02 Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse
  • 02/03 Pawling, NY @ Daryl’s House
  • 02/04 South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
  • 02/05 Portland, ME @ One Longfellow Square
  • 02/06 Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
  • 02/09 Toronto, CA @ Drake Hotel
  • 02/10 Detroit, MI @ The Magic Bag
  • 02/11 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Stache
  • 02/12 – Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s
  • 02/13 Madison, WI @ The Frequency
  • 02/14 Davenport, IA @ Redstone Room
  • 02/16 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
  • 03/12 Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theater
  • 03/22 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
  • 04/12 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
  • 04/13 Austin, TX @ Lambert’s
  • 04/15 Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
  • 04/16 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
  • 04/17 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
  • 04/19 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
  • 04/20 Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
  • 04/21 Boise, ID @ Neurolux
  • 04/22 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
  • 04/23 Denver, CO @ Hi Dive
  • 04/25 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
  • 04/26 St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
  • 04/27 Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar