Ryan Lott had never been to St. Louis. The Brooklyn, N.Y. dweller, and brain behind Son Lux, spent upwards of seven weeks holed up in Indiana. Presumably, he worked fastidiously on "Lanterns," Son Lux's third release, and developed an insatiable appetite for corn and Pacers basketball.
As autumn settles itself in comfortably, "Let's Be Still" provides that last bit of summer warmth. Let the Head and the Heart ease the transition.
Since its self-titled release in 2009, Seattle's the Head and the Heart has earned the adoration of fans and critics alike for crafting vulnerable, indie-folk sing-alongs.
Brooklyn N.Y.'s Floating Compass debuts its chorale-folk vision with the aptly named "Travel" -- featuring members of Camera Obscura, Los Campesinos!, Freelance Whales, Efterklang and Princeton -- a journey through yesteryears of weeping willows, mountains and banjos.