Last year was a big one for local singer-songwriter Austin Manuel. We gave you exclusive premieres of his stellar tracks “I Just Want You To Love Me” and “Sue in Blue,” and now he’s back with even more. Today, his new LP, Up the Ridge, is available for download through NoiseTrade and is streaming from Spotify after the jump. If you’re a fan of emotional Americana with an alternative edge, this is an album you have to hear.
After you finish putting Up the Ridge on repeat, mark your calendars for Manuel’s album release show at The Basement on Aug. 6. The show starts at 7 p.m. and features an opening set from fellow local talent Jason Staebler’s ambient folk-pop act Good Buddy. Tickets are only $5, which is a total steal for a night of music this good.