Black Carl-sounds like it might be dirty, sounds like it might be racist. It's neither. It's soul, funk, blues and everything that was once good with music in indie form. Fronted by the best, sexy vocalist you'll hear nowadays that doesn't need autotune.
"If you can't get enough of the spiritual children of Nick Drake (Iron and Wine, Bon Iver, Sun Kil Moon, Alexi Murdoch), Portland Oregon's Loch Lomond is your new favorite band."
Your preconceived notions of british people are wrong here as well. They are statuesque in their striking beauty, and their voices are ethereal and smoky. Seeing them live is completely enthralling. They have an old time blues and backwoods sound, with a hint of the haunted.
Quiet Company, led by Taylor Glen Muse, is one man’s vision brought to life with a little help from his friends. Hailing from Austin, Texas, Taylor Muse already has years of experience under his young belt, having fronted and played in many bands, including an early version of Eisley. After the break-up of his last band, The Connotations, Taylor hoped to complete an album of collected contributions from his extensive cast of musician friends. Instead, he played nearly everything himself, and ended up with a very personal and visionary endeavor entitled “Shine Honesty”. By the end of it all, you may be uncomfortably aware of exactly who he loves, who he hates, and how he feels about them all.
Our daily download starts this week off with an ambient soundscape that will take you out for a mental hike. If June gloom is hanging over your head, this is the soundtrack to solve it.