Too bad there's no sunshine today, cuz this is 100% Summer music. It's catchy, a little cheesy (but just the right amount) and you can easily dance and sing to it. Van She is releasing their new album later this month and if they hold on to this fun-vibe it'll be totally worth checking out!
Somewhere within the next week i'll receive my copy of this great 4-track EP in the mail and I can't wait. Despite having the option to hear it via the Bandcamp-player and the downloaded set I received with ordering the EP, I just really want to hear it playing on my brand new record player!
Not just because that brand new record player is such a nice addition to the little 'music corner' in my living room, but mostly because this Fragile EP by Halls is such a fine little album. "I Am Not Who You Want" is mentioned as the leading track on this EP and it's probably the nicest one, but the others are also extremely fine.
A great EP to slowly start off your Thursday morning with a mesmerizing tune and a smile on your face. And don't worry if you're already stressed out at work, this will go great with Easter breakfast this weekend!
With this song by Australian band Skipping Girl Vinegar, Spring has officially started. It's pumped, it's fun, it's danceable & it brings a smile on my face. Everyday has a great start when you sing along to this (and as a bonus, the video is good fun aswell)!
15-03-2012 // Album: Pickering Pick - Prayer Flag
Things may change after receiving Michael Kuwaneka's album yesterday, but my favourite album of the month was released on the 28th of February: Prayer Flag by Pickering Pick. Eleven beautiful songs, every song even more special than the other.
The name 'Pickering Pick' may or not may be related to the music he plays, as he mostly plays the acoustic fingerpicking style Small Houses overwhelmed me with last year. They also both have a beautiful set of songs and a great voice, though Pickering Pick's voice is just a little bit more smooth. Which is neither a good or a bad thing. It's just a fact, or perhaps it's just my opinion.
Broken hearts seem to be the most sang subject Pickering Pick referres to, but it may be me reflecting some of my personal emotions on his great songs and amazing lyrics. Almost every song holds a line I wish I'd written. You can read all the lyrics underneath the songs on his bandcamp-page, but I always prefer not to.
Closing track "Seasons On The Run", is probably my favourite song on the album (although I really think it's impossible to love the last track the most, as it also means the album will be over after hearing that track..). It's a perfect closing song, and adds just a little extra with the useage of the movie(?) quotes. It's a sweet, serene song describing the seasons of life. And with his final stroke, he finishes an amazing album.
I don't know who it was that got me to listen to this, but I do hope to find out, as i really want to say thanks. This is going straight to my "Best of 2012"-list. No way I'll be leaving this record behind if I ever decide to live on an abandonded island for the rest of my life.
This was released just two weeks ago, but the 3 songs on this EP are so sweet and beautiful that I've been hearing it everyday since then and these last few days I woke up with it. Which is a fine way to start your day with. Morris Ford has a soft, whispering voice and writes great little songs. He is a craftsman of the highest quality, with songs that are subtle and sound so simple, yet ever so beuatiful. I sincerely hope the year will bring us some more music from this great musician. I'm a fan!
When this 1st track of Shenandoah Davis' album starts, you don't know what to expect. Well, at least not the first time you hear it. And then after 62 seconds you hear it. That incredible voice. So beautiful, so uncommon, so intriging. It is undoubtfully among the most thrilling voices I've heard in a long time. The only reference I can think of is Bridie Jackson, so far still responsible for my favourite record of the year. Shenandoah Davis reminds me of her, but the music itself is less gospel and more classical. I think. If that makes any sense..
My favourite song on this incredible album is "Proof". The piano-driven track is unstoppable and over in a heartbeat. It's so good it'll force you to stop whatever it is you're doing and just listen, dance & sing along to this. The singing will be horrible no doubt, as I don't think there's a lot of people being able to sing like Shenandoah Davis does.
I was wondering if I can make this a huge competitor for being my favourite album of the year, as it was released in August of 2011. But I didn't discover it untill a few weeks ago (I'm very, very sorry for not sharing this amazing album with you earlier, I've been egocentric. For that, I apologize). After some thinking on the matter I've decided to count it in for 2012, as the list I'll be producing in December will be about the best records I've heard/discovered in 2012, not about the best albums released. And it's not uncommon for me to write on an album or artist months after they've released their album.
So yes. Shenandoah Davis has officially made one of the best albums of the year. Whatever year that is, is up to everyone for themselves. I'm counting 2012, but what do I know..? Now please stop reading, listen to the entire record at her bandcamp-page and get yourself a gift for you: this beautiful album!