Friday, November 17, 2017

Current Obsession: SGL

These songs have made their way onto pretty much all my playlists lately, from my Summer Days playlist to my current running mix. Here's SGL on NPR's Tiny Desk Concert:

Sunday, September 3, 2017

New Eddie Berman!!

Sorry for the exclamation points. I'm a little excited about this one.

It's been a long time coming on this one.

Eddie's music has always been a welcomed, warm experience. A sweet evening breeze, a wistful stare into the distance while your mind wanders, a bittersweet wave of emotions that catches in your throat, a faraway feeling, a homey-ness, a deja-vu.

It's both folksy and folky, it's refined plucking guitar threaded throughout for an almost ethereal, but raw and confidently exposed listening experience.

You may remember his remarkable videos with Laura Marling - they've become a bit of a musical pairing over the last few years - including their sublime cover of Bruce Springsteen's "Dancin in the Dark" as well as their cover of Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone", and a performance of Eddie's "Help Me When I Say" (below). A pair matchmade in folk singer-songwriter heaven, really.

Anyway, Eddie's got a long-awaited new album out this week called "Before the Bridge," which is every bit as remarkable as everything else he's done. You can listen on Spotify here: