I haven't been posting much lately for a few reasons, but I've still been getting various folks sending me music to listen to. Unfortunately, for many of the same reasons I haven't been posting, I haven't been listening to this music either, so it's been piling up in my e-mail box.
Which...leads to today's post.
I feel guilty that people are taking the time to send me their music (and some even going the extra mile to include my name or the name of this blog in their e-mail) and it's just sitting in internet limbo. I have sincere respect for folks with musical aspirations that keep pushing onward even in spite of the sisyphean nature of the music biz. So I'm attempting to make ammends with this post. I apologize to these folks for not taking more time to post on them individually.
This quartet hails from Chapel Hill and has been around since 2004, when they released their first EP, Aiden Grace. The group released their first full-length album, Hurt People Hurt People, earlier this year. If you are anywhere near Durham, NC on the 19th, you can check them out at the Durham Music Festival.
Can Joann - After the Seizure's Gone : Hurt People Hurt People
Can Joann - Indecision's Way : Hurt People Hurt People
Can Joann - Lady Luck : Aiden Grace EP
Check out their website or become their friend on MySpace.
I'll be honest with you, when I checked out Brett's website, I didn't expect such a young face looking back at me. Listening to Brett's second album, So Much More (which comes out on the 17th), is a very mello, soothing experience with a sound which feels like a worldly traveller sharing his lessons with us. Brett's going to be touring with Sheryl Crow and John Mayer, but don't let that scare you into thinking Brett's music is cookie-cutter tunes made for your parents.
Brett Dennen - Darlin' Do Not Fear : So Much More
Brett Dennen - I Asked When : So Much More
Become Brett's friend on MySpace.