Could it be? Me and Jobyn actually posting on the same day again?
Some fascinating music for you all today from Germany by the singer songwriter Milky Chance. The bloke recently released his album titled Sadnecessary and it’s a very fascinating listen. His unique, coarse voice really grows on you after a few listens and the accompanying instruments can’t help but make me move my legs. Peep my two favourites by the name of Stolen Dance and Flashed Junk Mind below and let us know what you think!
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More amazing talent coming out of Australia, this bloke by the stage name of Yeo was a wonderful discovery on a lazy Friday afternoon. I know next to nothing about him but his performance of At Your Own Pace really took me off guard; I was not expecting that kind of voice from him based on appearance alone.
He has mentioned that he likes to dabble in various genres because that’s what he enjoys and I have not had the opportunity to browse his other albums yet but Home was definitely an exceptional experience. The album brings back the same transcendental experience of content and exuberance that I experience at The Shouting Matches’ live performance back at Coachella. There is a point where I’m so engrossed and relaxed that I can’t tell if my imagination is getting the best of me or if I was actually dreaming and that is a feeling that I really covet.
Home is filled with great songs but At Rest (track 9) coupled with At Your Own Pace may be my favourites so far. Peep the live performance below and listen to his whole album on bandcamp. You can cop the whole album at a name your price basis so definitely try to support my Aussie brethren.
More Australian music for you folks today, in light of the devastating State of Origin loss. (Who am I kidding, why do I care anymore?) Why not? I get to spread the word on homegrown talent and let you know how much cooler Australia is; two birds with one stone indeed. I first spotted Matt Corby’s amazing single Brother on Triple J radio back home this past summer and his music has grown on me since.
The New South Wales local was actually the runner-up contestant on the 2007 Australian Idol, something which completely eluded me until I did my research for this post. His single Brother won the Aria Award for song of the year and it was definitely well deserved. When I first tuned in to the radio back home I was taken aback by the vocal experimentation which blended so well with the drums. Matt’s husky voice added to the equation and the result was something that never left my mind since my first listen.
He recently released Resolution which, while it was a great song, kind of lacks the unique qualities of Brother. None the less, give both of them a listen and let us know how you like it. Support homegrown talent, yo!
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Happy summer everyone, and a big congratulations those who graduated!
Wenjam, I got one I think you’ll like. I’m not entirely sure what to call this guy because his name has changed, but for now I’ll stick with J Tillman (aka Father John Misty). He served as the Fleet Foxes drummer for a bit, but has since broken out to do a solo career. His music is definitely reminiscent of the foxes, but it’s adds a psychedelic flavor to the slow acoustic sounds that we’ve been posting here. Take a peak at the album Year In the Kingdom and see what you think. It was late at night and raining softly the first time I put it on, and the music was perfect for how I was feeling. I haven’t gotten around to J Tillman’s next project/name change, Father John Misty, but I can only imagine it will be on the same level.
We take reader submitted stuff and we’ve received a myriad of strange and fascinating submissions but Shan is the first one that we’ve found which fits not only the theme of the blog and our musical inclinations.
Shan is a London based singer-songwriter who recently released his new EP titled Waypoint at the start of the month. The 24 year old has been toiling at his craft since the age of 11 and recently graduated from the London College of Music, ready to pursue his lifelong dream career in music.
The EP is smooth and easy on the ears beginning with Fnord where Shan’s mellow and soothing voice is juxtaposed by featured artist Valentina Passoni’s beautiful, resonating voice. The two deliver the introspective lyrics against a backdrop of gently strummed guitar and leaves me yearning for more.
Stay is his single which has garnered play time on BBC and remains my favourite track out of the four. The song has the power to ease you into a relaxed mindset and drift off into retrospective musings. Please check out the EP and support him if you like what you hear!
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A long time ago I stumbled upon Gold by Wake Owl somehow (probably via Hype Machine) and it was a mainstay on my Spotify playlist until I ditched Spotify. A year later my lovely friend Betsy sent me the rest of their album and I’m hooked again. Wake Owl is the musical love child of singer/songwriter Colyn Cameron who grew up in our very own Southern California. Coming from a rap background, he somehow managed to channel his talents into indie folk music and his hard work eventually paid off in the release of his first EP Wild Country.
There is something magical about the two tracks I’ve included by the name of Gold and Wild Country. Every strum of the guitar meshes with Colyn’s beautiful, mesmerising voice and when the strings rear their heads in Wild Country it makes for a chilling, otherworldly experience. Please check him out and support his EP so that he can continue to make such amazing tracks.
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