Dusty ballads for city folk.

The first solo effort from Philip Robbins (co-founder of Wells-next-the-Sea), Tiny Chariots’ Into Jet Streams is a collection of haunting and thoughtful acoustic tracks where confessional lyrics, finger-picked guitars, and heavy alt-rock all meet. Robbins combines the melodic sensibilities of Neil Young’s early years seamlessly with the grungy country of Uncle Tupelo, resulting in songs that are both perfect for a road trip or a Wes Anderson soundtrack. The album leads the listener through unexpectedly sweet turns—whether that’s a lap steel guitar perfectly punctuating a sentiment, or a jagged electric guitar solo quietly wailing—and each new layer instantly sounds right at home.

Into Jet Streams was released on Squirrel Trap Records on September 3, 2013.