It wouldn’t be quite right to call Jana Hunter a folk singer. Her voice has always been to scrambled and her instrumentation too loose to coagulate into a porch narrative. She did have a split record with Devendra Banhart, though, if that gives you an idea where she’s coming from. Separate from striking out on her own is new group Lower Dens, for which she is the frontwoman. Using her night vibes with a full band boosts Hunter into interstellar easy rider territory. Her voice has got a lope fit for a cowboy king and with Lower Dens she’s added an cranked guitar nod to a hipster princess. Take a listen wherever you fall on the spectrum.
Download: Lower Dens, “Hospice Gates”