So glad it is the weekend this time. Long week (in my mind at least) and I just want to relax, maybe listen to some music, surf the net and possibly (re: most likely) enjoy a couple of pints of Canadian lager. Just sounds like a great weekend to me. Let’s see what went on around the blogosphere (or my blog roll) in the week that seemed soo long to me.
- Good folks (no pun intended) over at An Inside Out Sock posted on a some “Scary Eerie Splatter Folk” in the form of the group Thinguma*jigsaw – visit this great find.
- Cable & Tweed posted on the new Laura Gibson from one of my favourite labels “Hush Recordings” – It’s called “Beasts of Seasons” and you can check a video they posted right here.
- Fellow Canucks Herohill posted on the AUX TV videos for Timber Timbre – Loved the Camera Music video “channel” ever since having Scott Cameron’s series on Brian Borcherdt. Visit the rock for a viewing over yonder.
- Speed of Dark posted a “Finally Friday Acoustic” post with some nice tracks, tossed together a (Slowcoustic favourite) Death Vessel throwback and today posted on some interesting covers. I am super impressed with SOD, henceforth to be on the ol’ blog roll.
- Captain Obvious had both The Tallest Man on Earth (via video) and Anders Parker on his site this week – I think I will eventually force Capt. to move to a full folk blog…yeah, that’s it.
So check it, blog roll love from your truly (and it is easier with my Google reader to find all this sh#t…), no seriously, I can’t recommend the blogs above more, so fly through the “ethernet” of blogs and enjoy more than enough music to keep y’all going for another week.
Today I leave you with two artists that I have recently and not so recently come across. Italian Folk artist “Black Eyed Dog” whom I was just introduced to, and Jacob Fannin who I have been listening to for a bit now. A bit of a cheat sheet on both:
Jacob Fannin – introduced due to a post on fellow Wisconsinite John Statz. While Statz is a bit more Americana, Fannin brings a lighter sound with use of guitar and piano in what he calls “Acoustic, Alternative Pop”.
Take a listen on his WEBSITE and his MySpace Page.
Black Eyed Dog – Italian label “Ghost Records” brings Fabio Parrinello’s singer songwriter persona named after a Nick Drake track to my inbox. Nice stuff consisting of more guitar influenced piano folk.
Take a listen on his LABEL SITE and his MySpace Page.
While Black Eyed Dog being a touch more sombre folk than Fannin’s sombre pop, both compliment each other and could possibly be the opposite sides of the same coin. You decide.