At a concert this weekend I discovered a delightful new folk rock band, Elenowen. Elenowen is comprised of husband-wife duo, Josh and Nicole Johnson, along with their best friend, Park Avery. Folk music is probably the music of my soul, so I always resonate easily with the strums and sways and front porch feeling. But … Continue reading #NewMusicMonday: Elenowen
This week's new music feature is a long time coming. I've seen The Blackbird Revue play quite a few shows over the past five years, since they formed their current configuration of the now husband and wife duo, Jacob and Danielle Prestidge. Not all musicians can play a show that matches the pleasure and sound … Continue reading #NewMusicMonday: The Blackbird Revue
Had fun watching this week's featured band, The Strypes, rock out this weekend. Sure they live in Ireland. But the video, shot beautifully in black and white to match their 1960's sound, gives you the feeling you're right in the rock-infused chaos, jamming out in angsty black right alongside them. In someone's garage, perhaps. These … Continue reading #NewMusicMonday: The Strypes
Meet Banks. She wails like Hayley Westenra, gives me the chills, but not as squeaky innocent, which makes me think of Tori Amos. And something about her sound also reminded me of M.I.A, the (maybe) one and only Sri Lanken female rapper. (Remember Galang? I do! With fondness.) But her name is Banks, and she is all her own. Check … Continue reading #NewMusicMonday: Banks
Josh Garrels isn't new, but this music is....ish. I always enjoy listening to his one-of-a-kind folksyness, but in this video, I kind of feel like I'm there, sitting on the rocks with my lemonade, wondering what sound those instruments can make. So take a few minutes off, shut down the loud things in your life, … Continue reading #NewMusicMonday: Josh Garrels
Woodkid. Just found him, but I guess this powerhouse of a song has been here for nearly a year. The album, The Golden Age, was just released on March 19th. He reminds of Sufjan, but with a sound all his own. Watch and enjoy.
http://youtu.be/bMJkddvJ4L4 Meet Jessie Ware, y'all. Simple, rich, beautiful. Enjoy.