Oh happy day! The bitter December chill that has frosted us to our very core this afternoon has been warmed by word that Nathaniel Rateliff & the Wheel's Daytrotter session
, which was recorded during a trip the band took back east this past fall for CMJ, has finally seen the light of day. And boy, does it sound absolutely lovely -- our favorite so far is "Shroud." Up for grabs are the half dozen tunes Rateliff and company played, most of which haven't been released otherwise, aside from appearing on assorted comps. It's not hard to see why Rateliff & the Wheel has garnered notice. We're just surprised that it's taken this long. Dude's been penning beguilling tunes for years.