At the beginning of the year, Bonny Light Horseman — a group made up of Hadestown creator Anaïs Mitchell, Fruit Bats leader Eric D. Johnson, and Craig Finn/Josh Ritter/the National collaborator Josh Kaufman — put out their self-titled debut album. Today, they’re announcing the upcoming release of a 7″ called Green/Green containing two songs intended for that album that were left off of it.
“We recorded ‘Green Rocky Road’ and ‘Greenland Fishery’ for our LP, but ended up cutting them at the last minute to keep the record simpler (and higher quality for vinyl),” Mitchell explained in a press release. “We see the songs as a bit of a pair, they both feature Eric’s banjo playing and lean a little more ‘Americana.’ We’re glad they have a home on Green/Green and are grateful to be able to share music at a time when the world is hurting.
They’re sharing the first half of the 7″, “Green Rocky Road,” along with the announcement. You can listen to it below.
The Green/Green 7″ is out 8/7 via 37d03d Records. Pre-order it here.