Artist: Olden Yolk
Album: Living Theatre
Label: Trouble In Mind
Reason We’re Cranking It: We were already big fans of the duo since first hearing their self-titled 2018 debut, so naturally we had some expectations heading into this follow-up. Thankfully the combination of Shane Butler and Caity Shaffer didn’t let us down. The album is a poetic bundle of beauty that tickles of tranquility. If peace of mind had a soundtrack, “Living Theatre” would be it.
What The Album Tells Us About Them: Given that there was only a little more than a year between their previous release and this current album, the folksy pair is proving to be prolific. While some artists churn out content only to end up with more quantity than quality, Olden Yolk seems perfectly competent at doing both simultaneously, and that’s a good thing for the listener.
Track Stuck On Repeat: “Cotton & Cane” plays like something you’d hear on your parents’ favorite oldies channel, an upbeat throwback that forces a toe-tapping response from your body and a smile to stretch across your face. It’s a sunny Saturday morning on a three-day weekend.
And that means…