It was the late fall when I first heard Mutual Benefit’s Love’s Crushing Diamond. It struck the right chord between comforting songs and interesting production - a smart, shimmery record by a clearly talented artist (Jordan Lee) and a rotating cast of friends. Partially recorded in Boston with local musicians, the record quietly grew into one of my favorites.
On September 2, Mutual Benefit is looking backwards as Lee and co. re-release 2011’s The Cowboy’s Prayer EP. Originally only a Bandcamp download, the collection of five tracks were the public’s first introduction to the group’s well-polished orchestral folk sound. Better still, the group returns to Boston to celebrate. See the magic come alive when they play the Middle East (downstairs) on September 18. You can get tickets here.