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Jess Williamson’s debut album, Native State, simply doesn’t feel like your typical folk and country-inspired music from the South. Williamson’s approach is far too unique and haunting, too poetic and pointed to be lumped in with the rest of the twangy rabble. It is connected in sound and spirit to the deep heart of Texas but has the ability to transport us all to our own place of comfort, calm, and contentment.
“Sometimes she sounds like Angel Olsen or Joanna Newsom, but more often she sounds like a coyote—lonesome and half-rabid, howling into the sparse landscapes of her songs and then pausing, as if she’s waiting for an echo.” Pitchfork
Food Will Win the War is comprised of: Rob Ward (Lead Vocals and Guitar), Jeffrey Young (Violin and Vocals) Devlin Goldberg (Vocals and Glockenspiel), Scott Stein (Keyboards, Vocals and Accordion), Matt Epstein (Bass), Dan Barman (Drums).
Some nice things other people have said:
“Painting enigmatic conversations as surreal portraits with trademark baritone [vocals]… Food Will Win the War explores a space largely unexplored even in Brooklyn’s dense music scene.”
-The Deli Magazine