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Searching up on 2011’s finest bands on various blogs, I came across the beautifully somber and haunting Gem Club. Singer and pianist Christopher Barnes, cellist Kristen Drymala, and vocalist Leva Berberian create such an intimate sound with few instruments. The blend of their voices resonates throughout a space with utter grace. Their newest album Breakers makes the perfect soundtrack for...
The other blog...
I just started a second blog today. And though it’s not completely dedicated to great music like this one is, it will still be just as rad. Follow me: weekenddarling.tumblr.com More good tunes and new reviews are soon to come on mypirateradio! Hang in there :)
Favorite songs of the Week
Should Have Taken Acid With You - Neon Indian The Bad In Each Other - Fiest Flirted With you All My Life - Vic Chesnutt Anything Elvis Perkins …Its a terribly strange mix.
My Pirate Radio is taking a wee bit of a break, BUT shall be back soon with sweet grooves for you to explore. Hang tight lovelies.
Beginning as spoken word poet, Bradley Hathaway has branched out to become a very powerful independent artist with many unique stories to tell. After his book “All The Hits So Far, But Don’t Expect Too Much” in ‘05 he began to create music. With a basis of a christian foundation, much of his music is shaped around spiritual truths, but unlike other christian artist his work...
If you like good music that no one has quite heard and you want to be the first to discover it and be super DUPER cool, listen to this guy. He is worth a listen and more. http://soundcloud.com/charlessztyk/portraits-new-song PS! He is a local guy from Jersey, lets support local music!!
Calling all the darlings of Central Jersey!!
For those artist who are around Central Jersey and are looking to get their stuff heard, notify me and get some of the most eloquent words EVER written about you (perhaps that’s a stretch) on this here page! I’d love to catch local shows and see what you’re all about. Lets get more goodness out there for our friends with ears of taste. Contact me with show dates, links to your...
"My love for you is deathless, unlike the flesh of...
For all you indie folk fans. Go out and listen to Sullivan’s Letter by Audra Mae. Today I listened it for the billionth time, but this time around I truly “heard” it. What a beautiful story this southern gal sings!! Not only does Audra Mae have such rich character in that wonderful voice of hers, but the emotion it carries along with the stories she tells grips you with such a...
Stumbling around on this here blog cite I came across the Brooklyn band BRAHMS. Trippy, chill, and what seems to have this interesting 80’s feel in it, this band is the type one would throw on a cool summer night and just sway to with a group of pals. BRAHMS is almost like our generations lax, drugged up type freestyle. This electro synth sound has you grooving. They’re fun! Give em a...
SHAME ON YOU!!
If you haven’t heard of Jon Brion and Yann Tiersen by now thank the heavens you came across this! These guys scored the wonderful flicks Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Jon Brion) and Amelie (Yann Tiersen) and create grand music. Go give a listen to these soundtracks. In 2010 Teirsen came out with a compelling album filled with unconventional sounds and risque lyrics. It is said that...
Strange Negotiations Personally when it comes to music, I absolutely love when a lyricist is honest and true in their work. No beating around the bush with their ideals or emotions, just straightforward and honest - with no inhibitions. David Bazan, one of the greatest communicative writers and musician does exactly that. Notorious for his honesty with regards to religion and government, his...
Bon Iver - Bon Iver
Bon Iver - Bon Iver Wisconsin Gem Justin Vernon releases Bon Iver – Bon Iver, a truly wonderful album. If you are already confused, no worries. It is indeed confusing. Justin Vernon and his band mates Sean Carey, Michael Noyce, and Matthew McCaughan make up the indie folk band Bon Iver. Which also happens to be the album’s name…repeated twice, with a dash. Justin Vernon and his mates stay very...