Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Lindales, music for both sides of your brain

Well planned and spontaneous, bursting with energy and feeling while highly intelligent,  The Lindales accomplish a great task, they sound exactly like themselves.  Instruments swell in and out, vocals croon then howl, complete with smart lyrics and complex arrangements that feel natural as falling out of bed in the morning.  Is it organized chaos or chaos organized?  Music you don't have to think about to enjoy, but are rewarded for if you do.  Do your brain a favor and listen to The Lindales.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Driving down the lonely plain: Mi Prospero

Picture youself driving the vast expanses of the American plain,----------- what does it sound like?  I present for your listening pleasure, Mi Prospero, author of grand sonic landscapes conveying you to where sky is big and seas of grass roll on into infinity.  Richie Bates voice is a lone wood house on a wind swept hill.  Minimalist musical cinema at its best, spend some time with Mi Prospero.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Into the Tiger's Den: Tiger Darrow

A warning before entering: the ever present danger of girl pop is the facility with which too much girl or too much sex renders the music a toothless afterthought. Have no fear, Tiger avoids these traps with an ease and grace that is as suprising as her youth.  Confident without trying, Tiger performs a fresh and vibrant brand of music that you secretly hope your daughter listens to so you don't have to pretend to like it (if that's how you roll).   The good news, you don't have to wait to have a daughter to enjoy Tiger Darrow

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Wanna get happy? Mount Righteous

You will half expect to see juggler's, acrobats and daredevils leaping from your speakers as you listen to the jubilant music of Mount Righteous.  Songs that are your best memories of children's programming, the kind of songs you are not ashamed to sing obsenely loud even when you are comfortabley in your 30's/40's. Down right, propagandaish in it's positive message.  Want to get happy?  I present to you Mount Righteous