Peals is the Baltimore-based project from William Cashion of Future Islands and Bruce Willen of Double Dagger, but it sounds very little like either of those bands. “Blue Elvis” is soft and unassuming, as if Cashion and Willen got together with the singular purpose of making beautiful music. The duo layers delicately woven guitars on top of a rough drum loop, and the results prove that “unassuming” doesn’t necessarily mean you shouldn’t be paying attention. Walking Field is out May 14th on Thrill Jockey.
Download: Peals, “Blue Elvis”