Listen To The Streetlights Go On
Tomberlin goes for the heart and mind with "stoned" and the wounds stay for a while after listening to this blues alt ballad.
The new era of alt melancholia has given us multiple new voices in the form of Phoebe Bridgers, and Sharon van Etten and now my playlist is graced with Tomberlin. "somber" isn't just another rehash of the alt-rock sadness - it's a new voice to add to the choir and it's a voice that gives nothing but honest and powerful energy.
"somber" has a guitar riff halfway through that isn't just worth the wait, but also gives you an exact idea of what this track is - a distorted, surreal, and beautifully melancholic sound from a young and wise voice.