Put An Old Record On is a richly emotive track that needs little more than a guitar and vocals to get started. When the small amount of percussion enters in, considerable depth is provided. This is a tender and touching composition in the vein of a Conor Oberst or early Death Cab For Cutie, given a new sheen through the inclusion of folk and indie-rock. The track creates a narrative not only from Kraus’ vocals but from the dynamics created between the constituent instruments. Put An Old Record On will resound loudly in listeners’ minds long after the track ceases.
The Story of Everything, Kraus’ new album, will be out on August 18th.