The Milk Carton Kids - The Ash & Clay

The exquisitely entangled vocal harmonies of tunesmiths Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan are the unadorned calling card of L.A.'s The Milk Carton Kids. Recalling the pure, unadulterated folk/pop charms of Simon and Garfunkel and The Everly Brothers, The Ash & Clay (March 26, ANTI-), the duo's third album, has a simple, nostalgic feel of campfire-meet-coffeehouse. Says one critic: "there's a warmth and an intimacy in the way these songs sound, while the tales are equal parts forlorn and sweetly comforting". Stream "The Hope of A Lifetime" and watch the video for "The Ash & Clay" after the jump...

The Milk Carton Kids - 'The Ash & Clay' (from The Ash & Clay)

The Milk Carton Kids - 'The Hope of a Lifetime' (from The Ash & Clay)