Sometimes pop music just needs to be classic in the sense it makes you happy, and shuffles those endorphins up and up around the home front. These things are not easy to do, especially while maintaining some semblance of integrity to the craft without spilling over into redundancy. No surprise, Ohsowhy is part of another track that just beams happy, regardless of your musical bend. Naked House continues to provide excellent music, and these two have a real dedication to the idea of a soundcloud community. Respect!
2012 was an interesting year for Holly and me. We learned we’d become parents, due date late January 2013. Our son’s name is Cove, he now is the proud owner of years of collecting music, and a few choice instruments. My first album came out under Nomadic Firs, which had so many weird, and exciting moments. With those two big items I give you this random list, which is a collection of Artists I heard getting played over and over again in our house. These are some of the folks that took me out of my own creations, and allowed me to just be a fan of music again. Something I honestly misplaced, and the reason I do this site. So cheers to all of you for making this last year fun for us, we appreciate it.
Jaaska (FKA Nite Moves)
A Tree For Climbing
The Through and Through
Photo by Susan JordAnderson
Throw back Jones might be a better moniker for Joel Marquard’s Gospel project. The concept alone, which Joel says is a tribute to the Gospel music in 40s-70s is fully realized on tracks like “Heat of the Night.”Joel’s inspiration for making these tunes comes from the heart. His father released a Gospel album as well, when he was about the same age. A cool story indeed, which fits perfectly with the purity and tone of these songs. Through and Through is a side project of Marquards, whose also is in the Indie Pop band Gospel Claws. One big giant high-five to this cat, and all his dedication to bringing back one hell of a hip sound. Nab the entire record on Bandcamp, you call it. The Self Titled debut from The Through and Through Gospel Review was released October 25th 2011, but I just found it, so its brand new to me folks.
Woolgatherer, out of Knoxville Tennessee is into bringing you the niceties of a classic indie vocal, that remind me a lot of Sea and Cake, and a touch of Pavement. Both of which, well, it goes without saying. The music creates an atmospheric buzz, the kind that has some chicago indie soul, and the riffs that slide enough to make you feel that motion in your heart.