Lost Sound Tapes is a great place to look for good local music and I’ve been finding a lot there recently. Nod and the Hob Goblins dropped their self-titled debut last June, but the physical cassette (clear bright green, of course!) has just been released as an edition of 100 as of the beginning of March. According to the label, the band, which features the perennially listenable Jenny Williams and “a rotating cast of players and singers from Middle Earth” produces “doo wop music invoked from deep within the forbidden forest”. I have no idea what that means, except that from listening to songs like “Morning Again” it’s obvious that they had a great deal of fun making this quirky little stripped-down amalgam of indie sweetness and 50’s harmony. That feeling is part of the reason this song is so wonderful, and after Williams sings, “I’m just so glad to be home” you can almost see them all sink back into the forest mist. I can't find any information on upcoming shows for the band, but you can still get your copy of their tape here.