Jordaan Mason and the Horse Museum
Divorce Lawyers I Shaved My Head
This is kind of old and showed up on my Best of 2009 list, I just saw it's laying around on the bandcamp, naked and for free, willing to get download.
If you missed the hype three years ago (because there wasn't any - it was just the high times of indie music rapidshare blogs) then this is your chance to download one of the sickest and best folk records, in my humble opinion. Read this to get curious:
"divorce lawyers i shaved my head" is comprised of 14 songs that amalgamate sexual histories to tell the story of a failed marriage between two people of confused identities and genders during a henry darger-inspired glandolinian war, complete with an equine wedding, carnival horns, unexpected male birth, haircuts, semen, and the eventual destruction of the world in 1990. it was recorded over a three-year period rife with both personal turmoil and triumph.
Jordaan Mason is active since the early 2000, had an own small label and record a lot of stuff just with his voice and a wooden guitar. The best reference would be Jeff Magnum and the Neutral Milk Hotel.
Unfortunately it was just a project over a limited time. I guess he is still playing solo shows every now and then.
So to emphasize it again, this record is weird, quirky and queer and it tramples through your house like an insane horde of horses, abusing all your instruments at ones and yells at you and either you start singing with them or leave the house and "move down to the harbour".