Song Premiere: The Milk Carton Kids, “Michigan”

We’re excited about the new Americana duo The Milk Carton Kids, and we’re not the only ones. Famed artist/producer Joe Henry compares falling in love with them to the time he first discovered The Jayhawks.

In an essay that accompanies the L.A. band’s debut Prologue (out July 19 as a free download on their official site), Henry waxes poetic, saying “their songwriting and string work wind around each other like coarse briar at the base of a flag pole, confusing the mind as to how exactly it is fixed to the ground, while clearly keeping its banner raised high above the thorns, streaming if frayed.”

Get a sneak peak of Prologue by listening to the song “Michigan” below.

The Milk Carton Kids – Michigan by jeffreysmithlouisville


8/10 – Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room*

8/11 – San Diego, CA – Anthology*

8/13 – Los Angeles, CA – McCabe’s

8/14 – Ventura, CA – Zoey’s

8/16 – San Francisco, CA – Cafe Du Nord*

8/18 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir*

8/19 – Seattle, WA – Rendezvous*

8/21 – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Railway Club

8/23 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court

8/24 – Logan, UT – Logan Arthouse

8/26 – Denver, CO – Soiled Dove

8/28 – Oklahoma City, OK – Blue Door

8/30 – Austin, TX – Lambert’s

8/31 – Dallas, TX – Poor David’s Pub

*  w/ Andrew Belle