Local indie label (weewerk) celebrates six years of existence with this 23-track compilation of unreleased demos, rarities and forthcoming songs by its alt-country-focused roster. Many of the highlights come from bands we already know and love, including three tracks by the Great Lake Swimmers, whose Song For The Angels matches furious feedback with the gentlest of acoustic strumming, as well as Jenny Omnichord and Two-Minute Miracles.
Surprises come from overseas. Sweet City by Manchester's the Travelling Band is a truly excellent folk-pop offering driven by harmony, while Friday Night by Oslo's Harmonica is fabulously fun.
Great Lake Swimmers hit Lee's Palace on Saturday (October 25), while Proof of Ghosts play Sneaky Dee's on Wednesday (October 29).