Today is kind of a blast of 3 artists/songs that I have been listening to the past week due to recommendations and obvious discoveries. Soo then, BAM, quick hitters!
First off, Northcote is Matt Goud out of Victoria BC (that’s in Canada folks) and I discovered him as he is on the bill for the “Prairie Roots Revue” tour that Zachary Lucky updated me on as he is also part of this great roster of traveling musicians. Then I discovered that Northcote has some free tracks from his website, so I think you all need to listed to a few of these acoustic demos/outtakes/alternate versions. He has an album worth checking out called ‘Gather No Dust’ (iTunes) which includes the formal & less acoustic version of the track ‘Devils’ below:
“Devils (Acoustic)” – Northcote
Next we have fellow Prairie Roots Review member Carly Maicher which was a combination Zach Lucky recommendation and April at Common Folk Music mentioning her…so obviously I had to look into it. I had heard of her before but didn’t actually hear her prior – god dam, this is a great album that she has out now, “Hiding”. She has a sultry and earthy vocal presentation over mostly sparse banjo laden tracks. What else can a guy ask for really? The album is one of my favourite end of year discoveries for sure. Find it streaming on her Bandcamp page and find the absolutely gorgeous track “Worry” below.
Finally we have a recommendation from Ben over at Vocal Nerd Rodeo who slapped the below track on my Facebook wall all casual and what not. You know, no big deal just a guy from Denmark with some pretty damn decent acoustic jams and the below sad bastard track. So I thought you could all check it out as well – he is offering the full WAV version for free download from his below linked Soundcloud page as well. If you wanted to check out the whole album and offer up some pay what you want action, you can visit the Bandcamp Page as well.
December by TheWhiteAlbum
That is all. Stick around tomorrow as there will be 2011’s Favourite albums by Slowcoustic making an appearance!