Damn, this city’s just got so much music that I’m constantly feeling out of the loop. I’m also in the middle of one of the busiest times of the year for work, so that could also be contributing to this feeling… Check out a handful of releases I’ve featured below that I cannot get enough of as I start to catch up on all things Philly.
Ah, concept albums. They’re wonderful when done right – when the message is clear and concise. In the opening introduction the line, “this being human, is a guest house,” completely sticks in my mind and gives way to an open listen of the folky group, Spirit and Dust’s first full length, Shore to Shore. I really enjoy the loose harmonies, the complimenting brass, and lyrical depth that’s competely present upon first listening. And, it’s name your own price!
Having shared the same stage as the previous group in the past, and discovering both groups at similar times – it only seems right I feature them in the same post. Small Houses has a bit more rawness and hangs more on the alt-country side of sound. With plenty of harmonica, how can you not enjoy the album, Exactly Where You Wanted To Be.
Fuzzy, psych-rockers who completely have the hazy sound down. Where have these guys been and why am I only finding about them now?
Moving in a different direction, I couldn’t pass on such a tight-sounding americana track such as Marc Silver’s, “A Miner’s Town.” It’s smooth with accompanying female vocals and a heavy message that runs deep in this particular area.
I need more info on Colorado Youth, stat. These “demos” are definitely not enough for my ears.
Also be sure to check out the first round-up, click here. Enjoy.