Honestly, when I wrote about Alabama Shakes' album Sound and Color, it made me think of City and Colour, but they don't have a new album out. I saw City and Colour with The Low Anthem a few years ago in Indianapolis. It seems a lifetime ago. But probably, they'll see this blog and release a new album so that we can celebrate that. Dallas Green (a city, and a color, get it?) has a gentle voice. Damien Rice, Alexi Murdoch, Samuel Beam, but with a little extra. A little more beat. A little more ache. Listen to "The Grand Optimist;" if that line after the beat drops, "I guess I take after my mother," doesn't haunt you, well: lucky you. Little Hell is a great album. This band has done more than you might know: I'm looking forward to hearing new work.