I have the pleasure of watching one of my best friends get married to the man she’s given her heart to for the past seven years. Tonight, I will watch two close friends of mine commit to each other for duration of the rest of their lives. Beautiful is an understatement.
Today will be filled with prosecco, shutter sounds, and tons and tons of love. But most importantly, grace. A wedding that was preceded with various, natural, moments of grace between two wonderful people. I love, love, y’all. It’s going to be a good one tonight.
Simply stop what you’re doing right now. Khari Mateen’s latest EP, Qualia: Fall, is a must listen for your Wednesday. Coming in at under 15 minutes, Mateen’s 6 track EP ranges instrumentally, by vibe, by genre, you name it. I just don’t want it to end.
Now this was a gem in the inbox. You could definitely say I’m a sucker for hushed female vocals, such as those along the lines of Rachel Yamagata, Imogen Heap, Maria Taylor, and the like. So when London-based singer/songwriter/composer Natasha Miren recently sent over her latest work, I was a bit taken aback, and also excited to share.
Her own version of guitar-driven indie pop is perfectly encapsulated in her single, “Scarlet.” While it starts off melodic and slow, I promise you by the end of the track you’ll be completely engaged, nodding along, lost in the entire production. Listen below and be sure to keep her on your radar.
Michael Milosh is an incredibly talented man. Having first fallen in love with his music with his project, Rhye, I’ve recently taken some time to start listening to his new solo work. I like the way his mind works, the way he pieces his music together, the various effects and instruments he chooses to use in his particular sound. It’s like something I’ve never heard of before, yet oddly familiar.
Listen to a couple of tracks he’s released off of his upcoming album, Jetlag, below (due out November 26th).
Slowcoustic does it again y’all. This time around they’ve collected another group of fine musicians to tackle Damien Jurado. I love these Cover Projectsthe blog creates, it gives a chance for artists to pay homage to some wonderful musicians that have come before them yet also lend their own sound.
Take some time out of your Sunday and hear new takes on classic Jurado tracks and explore new music.
Covers of “Such Great Heights,” will never, ever get old.
Listen to one of my favorite musicians hailing out of the Pacific Northwest, Kris Orlowski, and his momentous interpretation of one of the most popular Postal Servicetrack there is. Gorgeous. And it’s name your price!
Simply known as Laurel, this singer-songwriter has quickly gained the attention of many with only two singles released. Well produced, and mostly heavy on the lovesick content – Laurel’s sound is easily accessible to listeners. As she’s currently working hard at getting a debut album out soon, I’m hoping we get a few more singles out of her – perhaps some remixes as well…
One of my favorite things is going to see a band I am familiar with live and then falling in love with another artist on the bill. I love the connection, surprise, and then spending time listening to even more music I haven’t heard before.
Last week I was lucky to catch Darlingside in Philadelphia and managed to get their early enough to listen to opener, Heather Maloney. With such a folky, unique voice – I was immediately struck. The tightness of her two other bandmates helps her vocals truly stand out and lead the show. Her set was bouncy and spirited, leaving me almost disappointed when it was eventually coming to an end.
With a new release due out in January, listen below to her remarkable album, Time & Change.