Asa Irons & Swaan Miller

Childhood friends Asa and Swaan reconnected one winter in the northeast to recapture songs from a notebook that was stolen from Asa. The idea was to get as many as possible down to tape so they could be preserved, but as whims of fate often have it the results were more stunning than they could have predicted. Whispered in soft tones that belie their longstanding ties, the two sing without the implication of making an album, just the confidence of two people sharing something for a moment. The most personal records are often the best, and this record with its lyrics wrapped around northeast traditions and the perfect intertwining vocals both hushed and vibrant, seems like oral traditions caught on tape for the first time. Thankfully Asa and Swaan saw the immense value in their private diary and let it out into the world; to kick the dust up from hallways and write their names in frost on the window pane, to throw one last log on the dim fires. Asa and Swaan's album is out on Important Records and saw a limited release on Spirit of Orr

[MP3] Asa Irons & Swaan Miller -Whitwill
[MP3] Asa Irons & Swaan Miller -Frost Line Blues
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