the castle by artist Alexander Jansson
Aaron English is a tremendous west coast artist who has released an incredible 2007 album called the Marriage of the Sun and the Moon. Highly recommended!
I am still a relative newbie to the world of Andrew Bird, but I am quite taken by his remarkable style. Definitely run out and pick up his 2007 LP titled Armchair Apocrypha. It's a winner.
Sharing Boston music with you guys is just about my favorite thing. One of the most popular new songs in my ipod is this dreamy track from Nurse & Soldier. The duo have a new album out this year called Marginalia on the joint Brah-Jagjaguwar record labels. Pick this one up.
Sparrow House - Blindfold Waltz
One of the best and most criminally unknown projects from the last year is Sparrow House from Austin, TX. It's the solo project from Jared Van Fleet from indie rock outfit Voxtrot. You should definitely own The Falls EP release.
The National - Lit It Up (remix version)
The National is a NYC indie band with a new album called Boxer on Beggar's Banquet Records. I have been a fan now for about two years. The song included here is a rare remix version of their Lit It Up track. Check out their record catalog and you'll know what you've been missing!
Wintersleep - Lipstick
Wintersleep is one of my favorite bands in North America! Native to Halifax, Nova Scotia - they were largely unknown until last year. They deserve every bit of praise. The band's tremendous last album was released in 2005 (recently re-released) - but their new record will be released later this year. I was lucky enough to have met the band and captured a great interview.
What is Blog Radio? This collection celebrates my musical tastes, gives me a chance to dust off some old classics and slip in some new artists who might otherwise not get proper exposure. A new installment is released once each week to ten days. Today's post is a commemoration of sorts to daydreaming. Close your eyes and let your mind run wild. There are all kinds of songs for your soundtrack and an endless number of dreams to have! - Ryan