Pittsburgh's Boca Chica are a band we've marvelled at before for their seemingly effortless take on the grainy Americana of an Iron & Wine or Laura Veirs. There's very much a country side in evidence on their new Valentine EP, released through Indiecater Records. If its lushly developed string arrangement and leading banjo, topped by Hallie Pritts' forcefully airy vocal, underneath betrays long hours with Harvest and Illinois that doesn't mean it's directly descended from those touchstones. It's a swooning delight for a cold day such as this. The whole five track EP can be streamed from the label site.
Boca Chica - Lake Erie