Folk music badly done is about as engrossing as reruns of Dr Phil, but when a good folk track hits my ears, I swoon immediately. This is the case for Melbourne four-piece Tiny Little Houses, who've just released their debut single "Every Man Knows His Plague; And You Are Mine."
The band was originally a solo project of frontman Caleb Karvountzis, who's released a couple of demos over the past few years. Enlisting bandmates recently, Tiny Little Houseshave built a stronger presence on their latest release. Produced by Steve Schram (who's worked with the likes of San Cisco and Little Red), the single focuses on Caleb's vocals, while the accompaniment builds gradually around. The musicianship is spectacular and diverse, and the trumpet interlude toward the end is a definite standout. Perhaps it's just me, but I think this is tailor-made for Wes Anderson's next film soundtrack!
I'm looking forward to hearing what's next for Tiny Little Houses-- hopefully Mr. Anderson is, too!