Acres Mixtape Volume One

Special thanks to Ellen Epley for the photograph, I highly recommend visiting elleneply.com to see her other work. She captures the moment really well and her subjects never seem to force anything for the camera. I kept getting the sense that these photos snapped themselves, just by the way her collection sits naturally. I chose this particular photo b/c I felt it speaks to what we’re trying to do on Acres. The site is about people forming this community together. The feeling I get from the image is this acceptance to explore something new, to let your guard down and do something. The girl in the photo looks right at you, and for me it suggests purity, and the liberty to change course in life, even if it’s for a moment. There’s no doubt, that I tried to mimic the overall impression the weather had been leaving on me lately, with volume one. It’s not too hot or cold, its upbeat and chill at the same time. I think this mix has enough edge to keep you awake while also giving you the atmosphere to chill on the porch. Spring time is without a doubt one of my favorite times of the year.  I was really excited to add these groups to my collection this last month. They’re all really amazing musical acts that offer up something special. Don’t forget to Download the mix for free, and take it with you wherever you are, and wherever you go. Lastly, thanks to the Artists who have submitted their voices for the Acres, Discovering You tag line. Keep sending them in, I think they really sound nice in the mix.

Track List:

Sleep Party People “Chin”

Beaches Beaches “Got Feel”

Tea Leigh & Luke Reed “Rivers Of Love”

Sean Bones “Here Now”

Mountain Range “Evelyn(e)”

Bear Cubs “Cascade”

Everything Sleeps “Hold Me Down”

Remote/Remote “Rotations”

Jonas K.P. “You, I, Us”

Matt FX “Breezy”

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~ Ryan Boos

Sean Bones “Here Now” Music Video

I was a young boy in the 1980’s and this video is right on point, so is the song. Sean Bones “Here Now” is on its way to be a smash hit anywhere and everywhere. Its only a matter of time before you find yourself hugging someone while caps are flying in the air, and the clear blue ether is vibrating in your intoxicated eyes. Have a great weekend, and it will only be better with this playing in the background. Bones literally delivers a perfect summer pop song, its done so well, the materialistic fools around you would even drop their cell phone clips to dance. Pure fun to kick off this warm season. Have a great weekend people, this might be the potion just for that.

Directed by Keelay. “Here Now” Single available now on iTunes and Insound. The new album Buzzards Boy is available everywhere May 8. You can download the track for free right here.

~ Ryan Boos