Carter Tanton

Carter Tanton is one of those guys who was clearly born to do what he's doing. At 15, in Baltimore, he started performing in bars. He can play the guitar ambidextrously, and is also an incredibly talented composer and arranger. Tanton has worked with numerous bands (Luxury Liners, The War on Drugs, Tulsa, Lower Dens), and in his new album he collaborates with Sharon Van Etten. He's got a voice that marries Jeff Tweedy and Chris Martin, and maybe has a side thing going with John Lennon. The new album, Jettison the Valley, is due out on Friday from Western Vinyl, but a couple songs are available to stream now. "Twentynine Palms" is especially lovely. It'll make you want to go somewhere beautiful. Van Etten harmonizes perfectly--their voices match in an almost eerie way. Hopefully these two will be on tour together soon. (Hint, hint).