“Jamie took a deep breath and wailed on her harmonica, Mike took a lead, Gracy took a lead, Adam Odor made a killing on bass; the venue was charged! At one point during the set, Mike sat down center stage, back to the crowd and watched his drummer take a dance. Laughter and smiles were endless, the energy so dense it was palpable.”
“The group showcases the banjo, organ, piano, guitar, and your occasional didgeridoo. That’s authentic Australian shit right there….”
"This is a snapshot in time. This is where I am and I know this is what I want to do. Of course, I will never be good enough. No one ever is. If you think you are, you have greater problems. I am not going to stop learning."
"I simply didn’t realize how little we understand that mental health is not a benefit, but a human right."
— Michael Angelakos, Passion Pit
I packed up my tools, cleaned up my area and went home. My head swirled with memories from the many hunts of my childhood. When I got home it hit me- it had been years since I went pheasant hunting. I had shot my first deer in years just a few months ago but my heart lied in upland hunting.
Slim says, “I felt a deep desire to make another album. One that would take a step sideways in order to take a step forward; one that would be very personal and raw…in the making of this record, I made a deal with myself to trust my own voice and vision more than I ever have before, and to go willingly wherever it led.”
Their most recent album, Monarch, opens with the song above (Little bird) and the exciting, inviting sound of the tune makes me want to listen to the whole soundtrack first thing in the morning while I’m getting ready to conquer the day. Some may find the need to start the day off with music blaring from the bathroom a little ridiculous, but it’s worked for me this far so you know what they say “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
It’s like he is speaking directly to you about what is going on in his life and that makes this project so human.
Unrequited love? I know, its No Fun, but we deal. Mara Connor’s new single No Fun is the very next thing you should listen to! I think a majority of us reading this post have been in this unrequited sort of position, even if it’s not about love, unrequited anything. It sucks! There’s a certain point, when it comes down to it, when you have to literally make your own luck.
“It reminded me of when I was little, just old enough to sit in the front seat of the car with my dad and how he would listen to radio stations where all they would do is talk. Why would I want to listen that now? But then….”
Haley Johnsen (@haleyjohnsenmus) Is a SInger/Songwriter out of Portland Oregon. She will be releasing her latest LP on May 24th and just wrapped up a tour with Big Wild (@bigwildmusic) and is currently performing with Joseph @thebandjoseph.
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We talk with Stian & Abi of Bristol based band Firewoodisland. Be sure to check out their latest album Chaos is the State of Heart here.
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