Man. I’ve forgotten how good the Portland folk collective, Balto, truly is.
Although Monuments was released last year, it’s still such a timeless album. Less gritty then its previous release, this album is seamless from track to track. There’s something very special and unique about lead singer, Daniel Sheron’s voice. The full string sections, subtle banjo plucking, and building crescendos so naturally go hand in hand.
Spend a small part of your Sunday listening below and be sure to check out their upcoming tour dates – I’m looking forward to the Philly stop.
The Railyard - Balto I’m not sure why this guy isn’t huge.
Daniel Sheron’s voice is incredible. It’s not overdone folk and I think a lot of people can appreciate that. ”I don’t want to forget her, I don’t want to die,” I think can help describe the tone of this song. His album, October, depicts his journey from Moscow to Siberia, finally landing in Brooklyn, NY to record this beautiful music. I highly recommend it.
Rocky’s Theme – Rocky Business It’s almost a little too much for me, but it’s just so smooth. Strictly Business is a great MC and I’ll admit that. Maybe I’m just upset because I looked at their website and immediately thought they were douchbags. But whatever, I won’t judge. I like this song damnit.
Anna Sun – Walk The Moon They were juuuust in Philly and I missed them. Ugh. They played at the new..er, re-opened (?) venue, the Dobbs. They talk all about their experience here on their blog, which they write often. I’m not so sure about the intro of this song but trust me, it develops into something perfectly constructed. You will get this song stuck on loop.
Dreamboat – Hey Sholay You know I have to end the post with some brits. Mhm and I love the fuzz. Extremely catchy pop/rock song that you need to download.
BONUS: Under Cover Of Darkness – The Strokes After listening to Hey Sholay constantly, kept reminding me of how much I love the new Strokes songggg.