Any Broadway fan (singers Eryn Murman and Jason Hite performed in Spring Awakening and Bare) should check out 5J Barrow for their fill of drama-tinged folk music. The band was selected as Best Manhattan Artist at WNYC's latest Battle of the Boroughs. Taking their everyday experiences as evidence of the magic we overlook too often in NYC, first single 'Talking My Soul' discusses streets named after wheeping trees, and why it's better to discuss your life while at sea... not to mention a fiddle freakout halfway through that could raise the dead.
Taken from their upcoming debut LP 'From the Dim, Sweet Light,' the track should help you see the city for the stage it really is. The record is scheduled for a June release - just in time for the final round of the battle! - Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets)
We added this song to The Deli's playlist of Best rootsy songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out!