Megafaun is tremendous; but I’m a sucker for a banjo. Along with the Deep Dark Woods and the Hymns, their tracks are forming a future mix tape in my brain.
Buy the six tracks on the EP Bury the Square. You can download two of them, Find Your Mark and (banjo-rific) Lazy Suicide, from either Stereogum or Aquarium Drunkard (who were all over these tunes a month ago and I neglected to listen).
Unless you’re going to SXSW, we’ve missed their tour. Dammit. Catch some YouTubes instead.
As MOKB explains, North Carolina is crankin’ out the awesome indie with an alt-country sweetness. Love it. For more in-depth news on the wondrously inbred scene that’s erupting, see Indy Week.