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Luke Roberts releasing ‘Sunlit Cross,’ shares “Silver Chain” ft. Kurt Vile

Luke Roberts

Luke Roberts recently toured opening for Kurt Vile, and that tour included Kurt coming out to sing harmonies during Luke’s opening set. Now Luke has announced a new album, the followup to 2012’s underrated The Iron Gates at Throop and Newport, which features Kurt Vile singing and playing banjo on lead single “Silver Chain.” The album, titled Sunlit Cross, was recorded with Kyle Spence (who worked on KV’s b’lieve i’m goin down… and also drums with him and Harvey Milk), and it also features John Neff (Drive-By Truckers) and Creston Spiers (Harvey Milk). It’s a really nice-sounding, stripped-down folk song. It shares some of Kurt Vile’s breezy vibes, but Luke Roberts definitely has his own style. (He’s also pulls more from late ’60s outsider folk than Kurt does.)

The album will be out on October 14 via Thrill Jockey (pre-order). Listen to the new song and check out the tracklist below.

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Song To Remember
American Music
Virginia Girl
Nursery Rhyme
Silver Chain
Untitled Blues
Missing Blues
Many Miles
Big Chief Cole

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