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….”
….lets get this thing started my friends, and walk into the indie paradise of beautifully made music…
Caamp has a folkish type of feel to them, but I’d say it’s hard to place them into one single category based on how original their sound really is. Their facebbok page says “Ohio boys making beautiful noise” and shit, it doesn’t get more cut and dry than that.
Knowing Mike since 3rd grade, I know he won’t stop, so I join in to break it up, pushing people out of the way (some think it’s funny and push back) until I get a hold of Mike and pull him off of the poor guy who met the end of his fist. (His fault). We are now standing in the middle of an opened circle while the show goes on. We are at a Wallows concert.
Denver is where Nathaniel Rateliff cut his teeth back in the day. Playing with bands The Wheel and Before the Flood. They've earned real support and true love from the fans that are there. They aren't fair-weather friends who only know the chorus to SOB and neither am I, so I didn't want to be surrounded by those mother fuckers. I wanted to be in an environment that recognizes this is one of the most authentic musical groups of our generation and should become an important part of the culture.
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.
We talk with Portland singer/songwriter Tyler Stenson about what life was like in Nashville, drawing inspiration from a figure he calls Old Man Muse, and no matter your level of talent powerful lyrics can set you apart.