A couple of weeks ago we received an email from the wonderful Folly & The Hunter asking if we could check them out. Being fans of the Canadian music, we instantly headed over to their Bandcamp page to see what they were about, and by track 3 they had us. In a big way too.
The band, who hail from Montreal, have a real Sufjan Stevens vibe going for them, which is evident in 'Cost' (which you can hear above). Their harmonies easily match Sufjan and his Illinoisemakers, but I feel it's important to step away from focusing on Sufjan too much as the record is pretty varied. As their fantastic debut album Residents progresses, you'll start to notice similarities with artists like Bon Iver, though not in a 'locked away in an old pine cabin' sort of way but a 'Bon Iver has left the cabin to have a stroll through the neighboring forest' sort of way. This record is definitely worth the measly $10 it's going for on their Bandcamp page, so what are you waiting for? You can visit the band by heading to http://follyandthehunter.bandcamp.com