Album of the Week: Julien Baker | B-Sides

Sometimes I think I did but I didn’t.

I’ve been wearing out the bits on Julien Baker’s July release B-Sides, a 3-song EP on Matador, since I first heard “Guthrie,” a heart wrenching acoustic guitar and vocal piece about:

Oh, I miss when I was certain about every little thing
So scared of forgetting that I put it down in ink
Used to call upon the Spirit, now I think Heaven lets it ring
Wanted so bad to be good, but there’s no such thing

I dig the rawness, the searching, the pain, “When I hit the bottom, start pulling up floorboards.”


I thought I’d written about B-Sides but I didn’t.