Welcome to Flagpole Premieres, where we debut exclusive material from local artists.
Local blues explorer Chris Ezelle continues to tease his upcoming album Monticello with a slow, steady IV drip. Track by track, Ezelle's weather-damaged folk songs roll in like one summer storm after another, hinting at what should be a terrific final product. Don't sleep on this dude.
Below, watch the exclusive Flagpole premiere of the video for "The Loveless Cafe," a vaguely narrative-driven and weirdly eerie tune featuring muted, major-chord guitar and Ezelle's raspy, halting lyrical delivery. The clip, a painfully slow-mo shot of Bourbon Street revelry, ingeniously reflects the song's good-times-gone-bad vibe.