Richard Buckner’s dark, winsome folk-rock rewards patient listeners with layers of smart, occasionally wounded stories. Buckner has left behind his more rocking major-label days (which included a beloved 1997 album called Devotion + Doubt) to issue his oak-solid work on a smaller indie scale that suits him all the better. It’s been a long time since 2006’s Meadow, but Buckner’s back with a new record, Our Blood. The road between records has been marred with equipment problems, theft, a move, and even—no joke—a headless corpse and a subsequent murder investigation, but Bucker’s back and musically stronger than ever. That makes sense, though, because he’s got a heck of a lot of new material to sing about.