Taking a shot at music is no picnic, attempting to define your craft, the process, how that impacts a persona you envisioned for yourself. All these things make the full output a package, tightly woven to perfection in your own little world. Thats the beauty I keep finding out there. Little fields that are free, open to you to explore. The fantasy someone else has worked so hard to project, all with the hope that travelers will find their design. On Del Sur’s new song “Lifegaurds” you’ll be swept away into the mystic, so lazy and cool, with cascades of stoner(isms). This is a brand new project, sounding more and more like its finding its way, I’ll take one for my next boat ride indeed. Just be sure to bring a long rope, you might get lost out there with all these drunkard vibes. Its the great sideways and a perpetual floating.
“Del Sur is the solo bedroom project of 16 year old Philadelphian Michael Collier. Combining surf-inspired guitar with tribal sounding drum machine samples, Del Sur aims to create tropical pop. Del Sur originated in the fall of 2012 trying to convey the nostalgia of summer’s past. Literally meaning “of the south” in Spanish, Del Sur is all about getting back to the beach.”
Settlers is a band full of many tricks and talents. Living up in Buffalo, NY Maxwell and Daniel do about a million things. Between hosting house shows, working full-time jobs, and playing steady gigs, they have time to live it up and create a pretty solid sound. Settlers reminds me of some hazy memories, of a crazy night, when lots of running and laughing are involved. The song “Sky Kings” is a track that will make you want to just go for a walk on the sunniest day or jump in the ocean no matter how cold it is outside. With their invigorating surf garage dream sound they transform whatever you’re doing into pure fun.
You can head over to their BandCamp for a free download of the song. Daniel tells me they are still in the process of recording tracks to put together for release. In their spare time they run shows out of their basement called the Jungle Gym which I can assure you is a good time. A few months back I went on a small tour through upstate New York and ran into these guys via the website DODIY, they even cooked us dinner. I would absolutely check out the venue if you’re ever in Buffalo and try to play a show with the guys while you’re in town! I feel very lucky to have run into these cats and wish them the best of luck with whatever is in store!