Bombadil: Open To Interpretation

From the department of the charmingly absurd in Durham, North Carolina, come Bombadil, who are returning to touring after a three-year hiatus. They are now free of debilitating illnesses and are out in support of their fourth full-length, Metrics Of Affection, which is due out on July 23. Their tracks deal with everything from love to death to brutal murder, all laid over sweet folk-pop tunes. You can see Bombadil at The Fire in Philly on July 19 and the Mercury Lounge in NYC on July 23.