Experimental electrofolk is what you get with Portland’s Cars & Trains. The one man band of Tom Filepp is set to release their new LP, The Roots, The Leaves, early next year. “Intimidated By Silence” is the first single from the album, and it finds Filepp utilizing laptop-created electronic sounds and an array of accompanying instrumental samples. The lyrics are poetry, and the music is calming yet erratic. The combination is an astonishing feat of brilliance that makes The Roots, The Leaves an easy pick for one of January’s most anticipated releases.
The Roots, The Leaves hits January 26 via a little label called Fake Four Inc.