Freakwater
Scheherazade
(Bloodshot)

Though they were most active in the ’90s, Kentucky’s Freakwater assembled in 2013 for the 20th anniversary tour of their 1993 album, which spawned the new songs here. A very mountain-esque folk outing, the haunting and dark songs here are filled with 2 female voices that complement each other across stripped back country and fuller, psyche-rock moments. Fiddles, organs and banjos bring both a bluegrass and gospel feel, as Janet Beveridge Bean and Catherine Irwin, the driving forces behind Freakwater, prove that they are still masters of rich, alt-country, 30 years later. (Tom Haugen)

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