Just leave it to road-weary, hardcore troubadour Mike Brown to come up with a way to give old-time music a space-age aesthetic. Known collectively as Geneseo, Brown and partner Zac De Camp have crafted an epic piece of haunting beauty that sounds something like Calexico or a folky Mazzy Star. It is stark and picturesque, and something you can get lost in fairly easily. The packaging shares in the music's clever dichotomy of old and new with its eerie antique photos and all the liner notes covered in the same opaque silver film found on lottery tickets. This inventive packaging has earned Geneseo a 2014 Grammy nomination. Honestly, this disc could come in a dirty paper bag and still come off elegant.