Posts Tagged ‘folk’
I found this artist through NPR’s Song of the Day blog and wanted to share it because of the power of the song which comes through the slow pace and deep beautiful vocal harmony. The minimalistic quality of the song lends to the gravity of its message and force. Take a look at the making of the music video for Love More. I hope this new indie artist finds all the support she needs as her music is a blessing to us all.
Welcome Joshua Radin’s – One of those days to the indie Song of the Day blog.
Matt Costa just joined Jack Johnson’s Brushfire Records to gain distribution for his latest album. He’s a home grown singer songwriter who worked his way to recognition recently and is well deserving of his success. Check out all of his songs if you like his work. A more upbeat song of his that I also like a lot it called “Mr. Pitiful“. Enjoy this Song of the Day!
I believe I have my friend Tyler at Tyler Management in LA to thank for bringing this genuine sounding and good natured band to my ears. Boy and Bear make good contemporary and mainstream use of the banjo giving the instrument a respect outside of its folk porch roots. It reminds me of the Grapes of Wrath and songs of the old south, but with modern hooks and lyrics.
So since I couldn’t find a music video or even a song of theirs on YouTube I had to borrow the link from the NPR page where I found this song. The music isn’t fast and won’t try to sell you anything right away, be patient and take a moment to listen to it through, then ask yourself if you like it. I think this song is amazing, not necessarily because of the lyrics but because of the quality of the song writing and musical elements incorporated into this engaging folk song by the indie band Dolorean, not to be confused with Delorean. Click on the image to the right here to go to their Last.fm page to learn more about this new and talented group.
Greg Laswell’s Sing, Theresa Sing off his album “Through Toledo” has been a beautiful ballad of love and waiting that’s captured my mind and imagination for several years now. I’ve been waiting for the music video to this song to become available on YouTube and it is now so I can finally post it here confidently for you to watch.
The music video doesn’t really do my imagination justice, but that’s no consolation. The song is amazing and is even more enveloping and has a deeper fullness of sound that you can only experience when you listen to the higher quality Mp3 track. For some reason the YouTube version does not seem to have the Hight Quality of the audio track that I downloaded off of iTunes several years ago.
My thanks goes out to Anne for recommending this band to me. I really love this song Rio by Hey Marseilles. I don’t remember if I’d heard their music before although their name sounds familiar. The music video is as creative and genuinely put together as the song and done so with heart and an appreciation for hand-made homegrown collaboration and creativity. Although, I haven’t done any reading up on the band yet as I have done for a lot of my other posts. But this indie band is amazing! Their sound creates such warm, joyous, and genuine feelings inside me that it’s as if the music is reaching into the depths of your soul and finding the things that are most beautiful and true and asking in the most honest and true way for them to come out, to live in the sun, to not be afraid to make mistakes to love to laugh and cry. It asks us to live life without shame or regret and to take everything that we are for what we are and to be true. But most of all to enjoy and feel deeply, to appreciate our fleeting moments and cherish that which we find beautiful.
Song of the Day is all about sharing the love of music, and because most music that folks haven’t heard of is from independent bands a lot of the music you’ll find here is from indie bands, indie artists, and indie singer song-writers. But that’s not necessarily to be confused with the concept of having an “indie sound”, which is a related yet separate thing in itself.
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Also, to help listen to other artists from older posts, I created a new Song of the Day Playlist music player, which has most of the last 75 or so songs that I’ve posted on here. Thanks again for reading, and feel free to share your favorite bands and artists with me, I love comments and emails.
The Fruit Bats are a good wholesome indie band with a lot of great songs. Their style comes across natural and without pressure like organic produce, except it’s not more expensive than its genetically modified and pesticide/herbicide/insecticide laden counterparts. In a way, listening to this band seems to carry no pop-cultural value, which is to say, all the popular kids in school (ie. the ones who typically aren’t that friendly and who are more concerned with what others think of them than having any genuine intrinsically created thought) will tend to shy away from this kind of music because it has a fake popularity value of zero, however I think among people who are thoughtful, considerate, friendly, and genuine this type of music will ring a bell of honesty and bring joy to their day.
So I wish you all the best while listening to this band, and I hope you pay its love forward.
I just found a song by this band on NPR’s website the other day. NPR has its own Song of the Day blog too. Fences song “The Same Tattoos” stood out to me because of the rich but careful sound-scape and soft earnest vocals. They remind me of a mix between Snow Patrol, Matt Pond PA, and Greg Laswell. I didn’t take the time to research the band at all, so I don’t have much else to say about them specifically. I assume their an up and coming indie band that that is working to build a name. One thing I noticed was that all of the tracks on this album of theirs are very easily playable. It’s great when you find a fantastic song and buy the album to realize that you love all of their other songs just as much. But I’ve had it also happen a lot that I buy an album based on a single and find that the rest of the album doesn’t come close to meeting those expectations. Does anyone know why that seems to happen often? Why bands have only one or two great songs and the rest seem less carefully constructed? Maybe there’s a good reason for it.