Sam Billen, whose covers I’ve previously raved about, released an original full-length, Places, earlier this month. The Lawrence, Kansas singer/songwriter charms with emotionally compelling, electronic indie-pop. His ranging falsetto vocals may remind some of Halloween, Alaska, another Knox Road favorite. But Places is a stirring listen on its own, and deserves to be more widely-recognized. Stream the whole thing below and purchase it on Bandcamp.
Download the opening track, “Saltine,” free on SoundCloud.