Xpress Playlist: Dark songs for bright days

This week’s playlist draws heavily on favorite local songs from the past several years. These are songs that seem fitting for summer, though perhaps more for summer nights than the full sun of noon. The collection includes:

• “Stay Gone,” by singer-songwriter (and Band of Horses guitarist) Tyler Ramsey, from The Valley Wind.

• “The Woods Get to Know Me,” by singer-songwriter Angela Faye Martin, from Pictures from Home.

• “Boot,” by singer-songwriter Angi West, from Opportunity Cost.

• “Paper Moon,” by indie-rockers (and former Asheville residents) The Baker Family, from When the Internet is Down.

• “Mountain Home,” by electro-pop duo EAR PWR, from their self-titled album.

• “The Missionfield,” by indie-folk act Drunken Prayer, from Into the Missionfield. Drunken Prayer performs at the Vincent’s Ear Death Party at The Double Crown on Saturday, July 12, at 8 p.m.; at Jack of the Wood on Saturday, July 19; and at Big Love Festival on Sunday, Aug. 24.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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