Posts Tagged ‘Pearl’

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Angus and Julia Stone- A Book Like This

February 17, 2008

Heard one of their new tracks on Pearl’s program last week but has been a busy week so only posting now.  

First heard this Aussie brother and sister duo down in Electric Picnic and I was just captivated by Julia’s voice.  Angus does a fair bit of singing as well and the new album is very well done.   Not released officially in Europe until March 31’st but you can get the import with an extra dvd of their videos from HMV.  They will be supporting Newton Faulkner on the 10th of March and will be back on their own in May at some stage- emailed them and the date is to be confirmed.  Can’t make the support gig but to be honest I think I would prefer a smaller one where they headline since they would be able to play more.

You can check out a live performance on Australian Show Monday Night Live here and check out their official site.

The Beast– From A Book Like This but also on The Beast EP

What You Wanted– from Heart Full of Wine EP

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Iron and Wine on Sub Pop

December 29, 2007

Received an e-mail from an acquaintance yesterday that mentioned the group Iron and Wine…this group has somehow passed under my radar but probably because it is a male singer songwriter and as any friend knows I do prefer the female voice!  The tracks are mostly Sam Beam and a guitar but he is sometimes joined by his sister Sarah.   His voice is just sublime and there is a simplicity in the music that is captivating…I have not been able to get the track ‘Jesus The Mexican Boy’ out of my head since I first heard it!  Curiously there are no YouTubes for it but there are for the other great songs ‘Naked As We Came’ and ‘Lions Mane’- you can download free tracks here for all of them.  Looks like he will be touring Europe in Jan 08 but no Dublin dates mentioned- damn it all.

He is on the SubPop label which I have been coming back to over and over this year- I am going to have a proper look at all the groups on the site now since I keep on missing some treasures like this.  It is an excellent site and I must admit that they are damn generous with their artists material since there are usually quite a few tracks you can download for free.  Other artists that I have come across this year are Loney, Dear , CSS, Flight Of The Conchords, The BrunettesGo! Team and there are plenty of other known artists past and present on the site as well.  They also have a little spin-off called Hardly Art that is worth a look at for Le Loup.   So go there NOW and start downloading for a listen…you will not regret it! 

It’s also worth a mention that if you like the Iron and Wine vibe then you should tune in to Phantom on Sunday mornings for Pearl who is on from 11am to 1pm- well worth a listen!

Naked As We Came

Lions Mane