Desert heart, homeward bound

 

Caleb Trask drinks deep from the well of the desert folk-rock traditions of Los Angeles, as well as seeking inspiration in the wider American musical and literary tradition. With license found somewhere between raw aggression and heartfelt sentimentality, there is a tender violence in his sound that puts lyrics at the center.

The Across the Water EP is a handful of songs first sung through an apartment window over the mango-lined streets of northern Brazil. In a moment in time where communication over distance is easier than ever imagined, the songs bend an ear toward the quieter, more fragile thoughts and feelings that don’t quite warrant a call or text.