In this edition of Sound Sunday we return to classic genres, some with modern interpretations. All albums were carefully selected and put in sequence to create a listening experience. Join me on an audio trip around the world as you listen to artists from the US, Sweden, Denmark, Canada, Indonesia, and the UK.
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Sierra Swan – Girl Who Cried Wolf
Genre: alternative, blues
Sierra Swan is a singer/songwriter from Los Angeles, California. She earned record deals and lost them, but never let go of her passion, which is to make music. Girl Who Cried Wolf is her third album, which was released in 2009. At the time, she was touring with the likes of Dave Stewart, Ringo Starr, and Frank Black. Presently, she is working on a new project with her friend and Smashing Pumpkins front man Billy Corgan.
Girl Who Cried Wolf is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
EP: Holy Farmers – Selftitled
Genre: acoustic, folk
Holy Farmers are Adam Powers and Rasmus Blomqvist, a singer/songwriter duo from Sweden. I met Adam at a winter conference in a place north of the Arctic Circle, in Swedish Lapland. He is as calm as the music suggests.
Holy Farmers is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Marie Dahlstrom – The Renditions
Genre: jazz, soul, neo soul, covers
Marie is a Danish singer/songwriter from the city of Roskilde, home of the famous music festival. For The Renditions, her debut, she interpreted songs from artists like John Mayer, Bon Iver, and Rhianna. Marie presently lives in London, where she is working on her second release.
The Renditions is a free download from Bandcamp.
EP: Livie Mone – Bullets and Blue Skies
Genre: indie, jazz, neo-soul, rock
From her Bandcamp profile: “Livie Mone is Canadian Indie Jazz singer from the streets of Toronto, with a powerful, raspy voice and she is one of the most promising singers to emerge recently. Livie has been writing and singing since the age of twelve. Her music is a unique blend of Jazz, Blues, Rock and R&B and she takes Jazz music one step further in the 21st century.”
Bullets and Blue Skies is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
EP: Glovvess – Fictional Stranger
Genre: alternative, rhythm&blues
Glovvess are Herald Reynaldo Sinaga and Wing Narada Putra from Indonesia. Together they form whispery vocals, rhythmical beats, and cold guitar melodies.
Fictional Stranger is a free download from Bandcamp.
Adam Greenhead – Un Portefeuille
Genre: alternative, acoustic, ambient, bass, blues, classical, folk, funk, metal, rock, compilation
From the album page: “This album is a portfolio of recordings that I have featured on over the last year or so. The works are some compositions by myself, bands that I have played and composed with and bands/singer-songwriters that I have worked with.”
Un Portefeuille is a free download from Bandcamp.
Observer Drift – Fjords
Genre: alternative, indie, pop, rock, shoegaze, electronic, lo-fi, chillwave
From the album page: “My ancestors lived on a Fjord in Norway… This is my second full length album and its title is Fjords. In many ways I believe that it is very different from Corridors, but at the same time very much alike. The drive and influence behind the songs strongly relate to those of Corridors. These themes will never be erased from my music because they have influenced my life so much that I couldn’t possibly stop writing about them. Fjords is about growth and change. Exploring the unexplored and seeking new vantage points. I think that each song stands for itself and has a separate message rather than contributing to an overall theme. I would try to tell you what each song is about and what actually inspired each one, but that is something I do not even completely know yet. I wrote all these songs as they came to me without stopping to question what they meant or why they existed in my head. So with that said, maybe you can help me with revealing what they mean by listening to them and providing yourself with an explanation of your own. With time and aging, perhaps each song will reveal itself.” -Collin
Fjords is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Rainbow Danger Club – Souvenirs
Genre: alternative, indie, progressive, rock, pop, psychedelic
From the album page: “Souvenirs elicits a strange feeling, like a memory of the future. There are worlds within worlds trapped inside the plastic cases and binary codes that house the band’s output. The debut, 2011’s Where Maps End, last winter’s Into the Cellar EP, and now Souvenirs represent a cyclical mythology with recurring themes. The threads run everywhere and it’s up to you, Dear Listener, to weave the astronaut’s afghan.” – Zack Smith, June 2013
Souvenirs is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Attack Flamingo – Exit Anthem
Genre: alternative, indie, electronic, rock
From their Facebook profile: “In the new full-length release Exit Anthem, Attack Flamingo explores new depths of an evolving rock/electronic sound, evoking Radiohead, Muse and the Smashing Pumpkins. Attack Flamingo brings an energetic stage presence and intensity live, captured in the band’s second indie release thanks to a year of meticulous recording and mixing.”
Exit Anthem is a free download from Bandcamp.
Jack Linden – Last Year Tomorrow Was The End
Genre: indie, rock
Jack Linden is a writer, student, musician, and self-proclaimed human being from New Jersey.
Last Year Tomorrow Was The End is a name your price download from.
Robot Needs Home – EXPORTS04
Genre: alternative, instrumental, post-rock, rock
Robot Needs Home is a band collective and net label. This compilation features the best work from their artists. It’s a rewarding listen from beginning to end.
EXPORTS04 is a free download from Bandcamp.
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