Anyways, M. Ward has got a new album out called "A Wasteland Companion" and I like it more and more every time I hear it. It's full of everything I love about him: folk/country/soft-pop/alt-rock/interesting lyrics/keyboard/harmonies, etc.
He's already got a video out for "The First Time I Ran Away":
The second time I ran away I saw warriors on the train catching tigers by the tail.
You can stream the full album on his website and I really think you should do that. Suffice to say I am not disappointed.
There are a couple of songs that I really like; "Clean Slate" is a beautiful little opening track, "Primitive Girl" is upbeat and fun, "Pure Joy" is dreamy and hopeful and redemptive. But I think my favourite song so far is "Crawl After You", a piano ballad that almost made me cry.
So I gotta crawl after you, tell you who I am...
My favourite M. Ward song of all time will always be Post-War.