In anticipation for his CD-release show on May 7 at the Cedar Cultural Center, Jeremy Messersmith is streaming his forthcoming album, The Reluctant Graveyard, in its entirety on the Current's website.
The new album may come as a surprise to some Messersmith fans, as it finds him moving in a darker direction and employing some very classic, Beatles and Beach Boys-inspired chord changes and harmonies. Overall, the result is a decidedly organic, accessible chamber-pop sound. (For an in-depth look at Messersmith's music and performing career, make sure to pick up the May 5 issue of City Pages.)
Check out the streaming audio player below to sample the new album, and head to the Current's site for the complete track listing and a collection of Messersmith's previous in-studio performances.