From the Mailbag
So, here's the deal. I can't begin to listen to, digest or publish everything we receive. About once or twice a month in 2014, I'll open new mail - and so long as the stuff is potentially of interest to our music-crazed audiences, we'll publish it. It gives everyone - no matter who you are, what kind of music you make, no matter your budget, a chance to reach our audience.
Through punctuated hand-clapping and an impossibly catchy rhythmic drive, the listener is sewn through the fibers of new album Autodidact (2014) from The Soon-Another. With influences in both Peru and now in Brooklyn, The Soon-Another are equal parts indie pop stars in training and students of folk. The irony of this latest pop band is they're not contrived at all. And that's what takes something novel and fresh and makes it truly special. None is more inspired than this ridiculously cool 2:00 long song that I've already listened to a dozen times today. This is it kids, the first genuine Song of Summer 2014!