"It is wonderful to be able experience art without understanding how it was meant or what makes it good." (Kim Boekbinder said that during an interview I did with her) I might not have the biggest knowledge about music but I have a great passion for it. Passion is what counts.
I live in Berlin, Germany (born, raised and still resident) and this is my personal blog about music and other things that cross my way. Things I love to be exact. And even though I am German and my English is still not perfect, this blog is in English.
This weeks Sunday Listen is not a band, it’s a free sampler from Paper Garden Records. It shows all the bands they had at this big music thing happened in New York this week called CMJ. It includes some of my favourites like Dad Rocks! and Tall Ships (both also signed to Big Scary Monsters in UK) and some bands I don’t know so well but I guess I will change soon. The Brooklyn, New York City, based label has a more than lovely rooster.
Big Tree is making wonderfully melodious pop songs. And just like Pop should be, it going right into your ear and intends to stay there for a while - just right for a sunny afternoon and even if it’s not sunny they will quite surely brighten up your Sunday. The second band with a female singer is Pree - a bit folky and the track we get to hear is piano heavy and beautiful. During the first seconds of The City And Horses “We Will Never Be Discovered” I wasn’t sure what I should think or expect or anything. It’s a quite odd sound but at the same time very interesting. And all three tracks on this sampler seem so different from each other - “We Will Never Be Discovered” is more jazzy and the used instruments, the melodies and the more spoken than sung lyrics make it amazingly odd and like New York. The second one “A Thousand Lashes” is a Pop gem and then the third one one “I Miss It All” has some Nashville vibe to it. The album must be interesting! I don’t have to tell you how much I love Dad Rocks and Tall Ships, do I?
The tracks that are presented by the Lovely Hearts Club are basically presented by the staff of Paper Garden Records since it is their blog about even more music - you can’t sign them all but then you can at least tell people about them, right? Right! The bands they present on this sampler are equally lovely to their own roster.
I hope you don’t mind to read a bit more than usually for a Sunday Listen - the words needed to be written.
Have a good Sunday,