The new Kent Goolsby & The Gold Standard album No Substitute for Handsome came out on the 7th of July. I’ve been digging this a lot during the past month. The songs are the finest Kent Goolsby has written and the record has certain old-timey charm that’s completely irresistible. This is a wonderful song Outskirts of Love from the new album. Extremely highly recommended.
Next up is The Deslondes from New Orleans whose self-titled debut on New West Records is filled with truly enjoyable down-to-earth country soul. I wasn’t entirely sure after just hearing the song The Real Deal and I’m still not completely into that song in particular. Thankfully pretty much everything else is rather awesome, so I don’t have any complaints. It’s a mighty fine album as a whole. I especially dig these slow-paced ones that almost seem lazy and effortless, but still somehow find my heart faster than I can say “bad analogy”. This is Slow Down Soul.