Music Discovery Podcast 2/28/13
Aan / “Spiritual Provisions” from Mystery Life (Buy at CD Baby)
Aan is a local group for us, coming out of Portland, OR. A lot of groups in Portland lean towards experimental and psychedelic guitar music, with a tendency to throw in a few surf notes, and these guys are perfecting their own brand.
Jimmy Moon / “Tk421″ from Natural Satellite (Buy at CD Baby)
This artist has a nice range. Looking at his website online, and the titles he’s had set up with CD Baby, he’s capable of many genres. This track is hypnotic and experimental, but he’s also got a lot of work with us that falls into a more accessible pop category. We’re super happy to include this piece in our podcast.
Xxyyxx / “Fields” from Xxyyxx (Buy at CD Baby)
Young Marcel Everett is making amazingly tasteful music. His bedroom produced, ambient hip-hop is sparse and sonically rich. This artist is so good and he’s only getting started.
Kingsley Flood / “Down” from Battles (Buy at CD Baby)
Centered in Massachussettes, this is Kingsley Flood’s fourth CD Baby release. It isn’t easy picking a song from this album. Their sound can jump from soft and sentimental to heavy and energetic in just a few measures. They are a perfect band for any mix.
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone / “Natural Light” from In Cambridge (Buy at CD Baby)
This live album goes to show that Casiotone for the Painfully Alone is capable of making a mark in both recorded and live formats. Typically it would be the thoughtful and artistic production and arrangements that make a listener swoon, but in this live release the lyrics step out and the sound becomes full and alive.
Animal Eyes / “Bend Your Knees” from Live at the Banana Stand (Buy at CD Baby)
Another Portland group, Animal Eyes have the songwriting and the presence to make a live recording feel as good as being there. We featured a recently released Banana Stand project on a previous podcast and we’re happy to see them coming!
Mary Gauthier / “Blood Is Blood” from Live at Blue Rock (Buy at CD Baby)
This live release particularly stands out in the mix for the artist’s originality and vocal personality. Gauthier’s songs tell stories and make you part of her world. This album feels so good for this reason.
The Fleeting Ends / “Floored” from Our Eyes are Peeled (Buy at CD Baby)
Coming out of Pennsylvania, The Fleeting Ends have a familiar rock sound that is also clean and really well executed. The organ solo in this song really stands out for me, but the vocals and guitar are nothing to dismiss. This song is really only the tip of the ice berg for this group though. Be sure to check out some of their other releases at CD Baby as well!