A few months ago we’ve added the artwork for Joe Pug‘s new LP The Diving Sun to our Favorite Album Covers Gallery, but now the actual album has been released so we finally can listen to the accompanying music. The American singer-songwriter was collecting archived session files for a B-sides album, but this eventually led to a full-on album process with entirely new songs. Opening track Crescent Bridge – a very nice intro with piano and harmonica and then that first sentence: “I’ve been waiting all night for you to look my way” – could have been a Springsteen classic. The other tracks don’t evoke comparisons like that, simply because you are entranced by the stories that this great voice sings to you, but also because it’s more in the Americana category in terms of music style. All just as beautiful as the cover art. Out now via Nation of Heat Records.