TUNES // Al Riggs – Local Honey

Post by Misha

I was thinking, if you could choose one perfect time of the day to live forever in a kind of Groundhog-Day-type scenario, when would it be?

Because for me it has to be 11pm on a Saturday on one of those nights where I’m a little Too Sad to go out but not So Sad that I can’t do anything else. It’s Late but not So Late that I can’t put on some vinyl without the neighbors pitching a fit. Everyone I know is getting A Little Too Drunk to text. It’s Just Dark Enough to imagine that I’m Just Where I Want To Be. And by the way my skin looks great in this light.

 

This song gets it.


Local Honey is the opening track of a newly reissued compilation from North Carolina alt-folk artist Al Riggs called Hiding From The Sun. The songs were written during a period that saw Riggs in an unhealthy living situation, “making quiet music that wanted to get louder and loud music that was forced to be quieter.” In 2017 while writing their album Hell House, Riggs met with Brad Cook (of Hiss Golden Messenger, Megafaun) who had the idea to turn those songs into a singles compilation which became Hiding From The Sun

Local Honey is one of the comp’s more sober moments – through 16 songs it jump delightfully from jazz to grungy folk to indie rock ballads. Hiding From The Sun is out now via Cottage St. Records. Buy it here

Al Riggs is about to embark on a tour with The Mountain Goats (a really excellent lineup if I do say so myself). Get tickets here.

August

30 – The Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA
31 – The Wilbury – Tallahassee, FL

September

01 – The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
02 – Sing Out Loud Festival – St. Augustine, FL
04 – The Lyric Oxford – Oxford, MS
05 – Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK
06 – Canton Hall – Dallas, TX
07 – Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX
08 – ACL Live At Moody Theater – Austin, TX
10 – 191 Toole – Tuscon, AZ
11 – The Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
12 – Meow Wolf – Santa Fe, NM
13 – Boulder Theater – Boulder, CO
14 – Washington’s – Fort Collins, CO

 

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