Wednesday, June 22, 2011

My Music Recommendations

There are some great bands I have been reviewing and listening to recently. Here are some of the songs and my thoughts. Enjoy,

Agnes Obel “Riverside”
-“Riverside” starts out with a beautiful piano piece, followed by her unique voice.
Agnes Obel is an indie singer from Berlin. Her debut album, Philharmonics was released in late 2010.

Aloe Blacc “I Need A Dollar”
-“I Need A Dollar” has a great roots sound with strong lyrics mirroring the hardships of a person who lost everything and is starting up again.
Aloe Blacc is from Los Angeles, Calif. This song is from Blacc’s I Need A Dollar (How To Make It In America) EP.
Sounds like: John Legend

- “David” is an upbeat song from Brother’s Fly By Nights EP released in May 2011.
Brother is an alternative rock band from Slough, England.

The Black Ryder-“Grass” 
- “Grass” is a synth rock track from their 2011 Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride album.
The Black Ryder is an Australian band composed of Scott Von Ryper and Aimee Nash.
Sounds like: Unkle, Garbage

The Civil Wars-“Barton Hollow”
-“Barton Hollow” is a track from Joy Williams and John Paul White’s debut album, The Civil Wars. The track has a great beat and overall sound. Williams and White’s voices complement each other.
The Civil Wars are an acoustic folk duo originally from Santa Cruz, Calif., and Loretto, Tenn., respectively. 

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