Singer/songwriter Scout Niblett (who takes her stage name from the To Kill A Mockingbird narrator) just released her fifth album, The Calcination Of Scout Niblett (Drag City). If you’re not familiar with her music, don’t expect sweet, clean-cut indie pop. The Kurt Cobain influences on the title track are obvious, with lethargic beats and grunged-out guitar, and they meld perfectly with Niblett’s Cat Power-esque vocals and minimalism. She’ll be playing a bunch of North American dates starting this month. Download the title track below.
“The Calcination Of Scout Niblett” (download):