Release Date: Jan 8, 2021
Record label: Mama Bird Recording Co.
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, Indie Folk, Country-Folk
Every now and again, you unexpectedly come across a record from a completely obscure but strangely wonderful artist that proceeds to quietly blow you away with how damn good it is, leaving you wondering how on earth you'd never heard of them before. Oakland singer-songwriter James Wallace, otherwise known as Skyway Man, has served up just such a leftfield treat with his surreally ambitious, utterly compelling second album World Only Ends When You Die. A veteran of the fringes of the Nashville underground scene, this his second release as Skyway Man following 2017's Seen Comin' From A Mighty Eye, and features backing from Richmond, Virginia's Spacebomb House Band, perhaps best known for their distinctive work with the (marginally at least) more familiar Matthew E White and Bedouine.