Sun Kil Moon and the Album Leaf — “Perils From the Sea” (4/30, Caldo Verde)
This is the dark horse. While they aren’t the biggest names, the Album Leaf and Sun Kil Moon have been pumping out down-tempo, study-worthy music for years. Never before, however, have these kindred musicians collaborated on a full-length. The record promises the lush string and organ arrangements of the Album Leaf’s Jimmy LaValle with the accessible lyricism of Sun Kil Moon’s Mark Kozelek. Look for this to be a sleeper album on critics’ lists.
Indie music blogger Nic Turiciano is a writer in Fort Collins. You can follow him on Twitter at @nic_turishawno or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.