Record Review: Bendigo Fletcher — s/t

Through breezy, evocative, harmony-laden folk, Bendigo Fletcher tips its hat to the ‘70s West Coast folk scene, but it could never be mistaken for it as a whole. Where “Joni Blue” is a pretty close take on something from before Reagan was elected president, songs such as “My Dad” and “Dislodger” are big and layered, twisting in multiple genres and ideas, producing something more nuanced and atmospheric and running closer to Fleet Foxes, although with heavier hands and a country heart. It’s only a four-song snapshot, but it’s packed with promising elements.