I’ve been in a bit of a folky/indie mood as of late…and this track from Cast Spells has been hitting the spot. Lead singer David Davidson (Maps & Atlases) strangely reminds me a bit of the awesome Damon Albarn (lead singer of Gorillaz, Blur and The Good, The Bad & The Queen). Anyway, is worth a listen…
I’ll admit I know next to nothing about the group Cotton Jones, but after taking a listen to their debut album, Paranoid Cocoon, I find myself wanting more. A group compromised of Michael Nau and Whitney McGraw, two ex-members of Page France (who I must take a listen to), present us with a pretty emotional album, but in that tortured soul kind of way, which usually always makes for a great listen. There is a little for everyone, jumping genres from indie to country to bluesy gospel-folk, even a little bit of psychedelic, which can be found on my favorite, “Gotta Cheer Up”. Give it a serious listen…I guarantee it will catch on.
It seems that finding a good band or artist here in Switzerland, is about as hard as finding chocolate that I don’t like…it just doesn’t happen very often. So it makes it all the more enjoyable when you do find that rare artist, one like Sophie Hunger. With a repertoire consisting of mainly acoustic folk songs, it was the hauntingly beautiful “Shape” that really got my attention. Check it out for yourself, and let me know what you think.
Whoa, whoa, whoa! I don’t know why exactly why I was expecting this to be some low-key, layed back track. Maybe it was the slow intro, or the title, but I got caught completely off guard. By no means is that a bad thing either, I’m absolutely loving this song right now. It has def topped my weekly “Loves List”. I’m very hyped for the release of The Ecstatic. You can grab “Quiet Dog” for free over at The Fader.
I was completely dumbfounded when I showed up to work at my restaurant Wednesday night to find that Sasha Dobson was going to be performing. Ms. Dobson first caught my attention almost two years ago with her single “Without You”, a sultry mix of folk rock and bossa nova. It’s just a shame that her beautiful music fell on deaf ears at a bar full of roudy wall street guys chugging beers and eating BBQ. If you in NY though, come swing by Hill Country every Wednesday this month to check her out for free, it’s well worth it.