If the name doesn't sound familiar, perhaps the vocals will. The Child Ballads is the main project of Stewart Lupton, once the lead singer of Johnathan Fire*Eater, a band which eventually went on to become the Walkmen - of course, without Lupton. While Johnathan Fire*Eater once appeared to be on the cutting edge of New York's indie rock scene, the Child Ballads appear to be heading in the exact opposite direction. That is, unless country music is making a comeback (which we all hope it is). Lupton has abandoned his ironic, detached, NY-style attitude and replaced it with an acoustic guitar and poetic lyrics reminiscent of early Bob Dylan.
Bonus Track - Green Jewelry