“I will not destroy myself/ ’cause that just doesn’t seem worthwhile”
New Hampshire cabin outlet Passerine crafts a stark, meditative mini-album out of a rough-textured guitar and wafty vocals. The accomplishment of “Blow Wind Blow” is worth the whole bundle, not that there’s a short stick here. On that song, Passerine (alias of Eric Gagne from bands like Death to Tyrants and Redwing Blackbird) blends some prickly fingerpicking with distressed downstroaking and emerges with a cool kind of lo-fi bluegrass–something like shade-of-faded-blue-grass, blueyondergrass. For fans of that articulate forresty madness you’ll get out of Digger Barnes, Lou Barlow, Katie Crutchfield, Franz Nicolay, Cassette.