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Heart Like a Levee

Merge Records


Released: 7th Oct 2016


limited deluxe 2cd including bonus 'vestapol' album

Released: 7th Oct 2016


lp + download

Released: 7th Oct 2016


limited deluxe gatefold lp + bonus lp 'vestapol' + poster & download

Released: 7th Oct 2016


life and death, art and family, beauty and darkness are unreconciled but writ-large for the North Carolinians as they ease down the road on yet another beautifully realised album.

Whilst these songs are hard-won for songwriter MC Taylor, by this point these guys make world-weary American gospel folk sound as easy as a hammock on dusty veranda on a warm summers evening. The supporting cast is a superior crew, with The Cook Brothers, Phil and Bradley from the band Megafan, drummer Matt McCaughan (Bon Iver), plus Tift Merritt on backup vocals. “lived-in and true to life…truly cuts like a knife” – rolling stone


Heart Like a Levee


Heart Like a Levee

  1. Biloxi
  2. Tell Her I’m Just Dancing
  3. Heart Like a Levee
  4. Like a Mirror Loves a Hammer
  5. Smoky’s Song
  6. Cracked Windshield
  7. As the Crow Flies
  8. Happy Day (Sister My Sister)
  9. Say It Like You Mean It
  10. Ace of Cups
  11. Highland Grace

Vestapol (Deluxe Edition Bonus Tracks):

  1. Blackeyed Boy
  2. After the Colors
  3. Together’s Just a Word
  4. Living Above the Waterline
  5. Strawberry Girl Reel
  6. Little Rain
  7. John the Gun
  8. Vestapol (Is Where I’m Bound)