A short while ago we posted Maureen’s, the first taste of Strand of Oaks new album Dark Shores.
Now we have Trap Door, which is, if anything, even better. Timothy Showalter is a man at the peak of his songwriting prowess, and this track of plaintive heartbreak and yearning sits companionably next to some of the very best work that Mark Linkous, Vic Chesnutt or even David Berman have given us over the years. This begs to be heard alone on a dark night with rain rattling the windows and a glass of whiskey and regrets your only company.
The album is available from July 24th. Pre-order the album right now from his Bandcamp page and you can get an immediate free download of this track.