"There Always Was"
From Peggy Sue's Acrobats (Yep Roc Records)
Liner notes: "She said, 'I'm just a severed head/No arms, no legs, no mans to bed,'" Rosa Slade and Katy Beth Young murmur in eerie harmony as clanging guitar and Olly Joyce's clattering drums amp up the tension on the thrilling climax of their second album.
Behind the music: Formed in Brighton, England, the trio was previously known as both Peggy Sue and The Pirates and Peggy Sue and Les Triplettes. On Acrobats they worked with producer John Parish, of PJ Harvey fame, featuring electric instruments for the first time.
Check it out if you like: Modern folk revisionists like Wye Oak, Mumford & Sons, and Laura Marling.