Josh Ritter, “The Temptation of Adam”

We’re gonna slow things down a little bit here with a downtempo piece by one of my favorite singer-songwriters, Josh Ritter. Ritter definitely deserves more fame than he has. If he isn’t evoking the powerful imagery of a post-apocalyptic romance, he’s placing it within guitar playing that makes me want to snuggle up in it like a blanket inside the bunker. This song is from his most recent album, The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter, and his previous album, The Animal Years, is just as good. Further listening: “To the Dogs or Whoever,” “Girl in the War.”

Download this song here, and check out his Myspace.

I think about you leaving now and the avalanche cascades/ and my eyes get washed away in chain reactions/

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