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VICE Exclusive: Listen to the Dark Folk Music Stylings of Adam Torres

"The Butlers and the Maids" is an American bar song in the tradition of Tom Waits or a bizarro Leonard Cohen.

by Charlie Ambler
Apr 1 2015, 6:20pm

Misra Records has been releasing eclectic, innovative work from artists like Phosphorescent, Destroyer, and Hallelujah the Hills for a few years. Now they are reissuing Adam Torres's exceptional DIY album, Nostra Nova, which dropped back in 2006 and garnered the singer-songwriter a great deal of acclaim in the state of Ohio. It's awesome to see a talented songwriter from the Midwest who can create beautiful, melancholy tunes get wider recognition. Misra gave us the exclusive premiere of one of the album's standout tracks, "The Butlers and the Maids." It's an American bar song in the tradition of Tom Waits or a bizarro Leonard Cohen. Give it a listen.

Preorder Torres' new album here.