Showing posts with label submissions. Show all posts
Showing posts with label submissions. Show all posts

April 19, 2012

Submission Of The Week - River Whyless


This week, our finest submission comes from River Whyless, a Baroque-folk group from Asheville, North Carolina. Their debut album, A Stone, A Leaf, An Unfound Door, was released in January, and is very reminiscent of Fleet Foxes, especially on the standout track "Stone". Imagine Robin Pecknold's songwriting, mix in some male/female harmonies, add a dash of The Head and the Heart, and there you have it. After playing at SXSW earlier this year, the group embarked on a nationwide tour, and luckily for their fans, they're doing it again. You can see their tour dates after the jump. As can be seen in a beautiful video below, the lead vocalists' voices are as beautiful in an empty field as they are on the record. Enjoy!

River Whyless-"Stone"

River Whyless-"Unfound Door"



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March 30, 2012

Submission Of The Week - John Vietnam

This Submission of the Week comes to us from a young rapper from Chicago, currently attending University of Wisconsin-Madison. John Vietnam (born John Nguyen) has a unique flow and some serious wordplay skills. His videos combine honesty and modesty with old school beats and strong collaborators. The strongest of his videos, a collaboration with Smiley Gatmouth, is supposedly off an upcoming mixtape. We can't wait! As he says in a warning to other rappers, he doesn't "need a stepping stool to snatch you off the pedestal."





Want to have your music featured as a submission of the week? Send your music, or music you recommend to writetothebeat@gmail.com

March 10, 2012

Submission of the Week - Baobab



Our very first submission of the week comes to us from North Carolina musician, Phil Torres. Under the name Baobab, he has self-released his debut album on bandcamp, as has been getting quite a bit of positive feedback, for good reason. The album is a lovely, calming collection of tracks that bring to mind a less Spanish Devendra Banhart. With quite a bit of classical guitar expertise, Torres manages to show off his licks while writing simple, often tribal-influenced tunes. The instrumental "Music for a Movie" showcases a well-balanced mix of electric and acoustic sounds that is found on the whole album. Baobab has plenty of room to grow into his unique tribal-electro-folk sound, and it looks like he'll need it. Take a listen!

Baobab-"Spring Forward"

Baobab-"Music For A Movie"

Want to have your music featured as a submission of the week? Send your music, or music you recommend to writetothebeat@gmail.com