While we continue to wonder when (and if) we can expect a new record from Canadian rock outfit Constantines, frontman Bry Webb is bracing himself for the release of his first solo effort, Provider. While his band is known for their jagged, balls-to-the-wall rock, on this record Webb reveals a side himself other than the gravelly sing-shout we've come to expect. Provider drops next week, and judging by these gorgeous in-studio sessions we can expect a work of heartbreaking folk-rock, wrapped in Webb's morose baritone.
Below you can watch the songwriter perform "Asa" -- a ballad for his newborn son -- and "Undertaker". The bad-ass immediacy we've come to expect from Constantines may be absent here, but in its place shines Webb's gorgeous songwriting.