The post-folk duo Travel By Sea have crafted an acoustic album of quiet devastation on their sophomore outing, Days of My Escape, released via Los Angeles-based blog-label Autumn Tone. Kyle Kersten (vocals/guitar/banjo) and Brian Kraft (guitars/drums/bass/keys/flute/noises) may tap into rural alt country and Americana influences, but the two are technology savvy as well, having created this song set of confident melancholia, via shared Internet files, in bedroom studios several states apart.

Days of My Escape is a small-scale triumph readymade for those who have discovered Sam Beam, Shearwater and other artists who mix darkness with a singular perception.

Grade: B

Days of My Escape is currently available.