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Andy Shauf, Arts & Crafts artist released his first single since his breathtaking album “The Bearer of Bad News.” If you haven’t checked out this LP yet, add it to your list. The album came out in Canada during 2012 but wasn’t released to the States until this year, so Shauf is only now getting the big time recognition he deserves. It is filled with mostly grim tales of drug abuse, murderous lovers and other misfortunes- something to save for a rainy day.

Jenny Come Home was released this morning and could not be more fitting for some low-key Friday vibes. This track is a lovable but bummed out tale of Shauf’s struggle with heartache. The 70’s glam pop sounding arrangements is an upbeat alternative to the otherwise agonizing subject matter. Shauf sings from the perspective of a man who is cheating on his significant other. After listening it is no surprise that Shauf’s biggest inspiration is Elliot Smith.

Take note, I expect big things from Andy Shauf this year.

– Mel

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