Because we’re so excited about new music coming from Dead Horses, we’ve asked Sarah Vos to share her current listening selections with us – and she always gives us so many gems to sample! Dead Horses will kick off their tour for “My Mother the Moon” in Appleton on March 29 at the Outeredge Stage. For a full tour schedule go to deadhorses.net
Last summer a few of my friends kept telling me to listen to this band, Big Thief. They are an indie/rock/folk band out of Brooklyn – fronted by a woman who has this incredibly refreshing rawness. I listened to their record "Capacity" and couldn't quite make it through. Since then, I have discovered the record song by song. It's the opposite of how I usually discover new records. I think perhaps the rawness was a little too uncomfortable to me at the time. The way we personally experience music evolves. My favorite things about this record are the realness of the lyrics, the authentic and raw way that they come across. I could, but I wouldn't call the music simple – but it is delicate and at times unnerving and captures a folk/indie/alternative quality of roots music that I myself would love to make. Here’s the title cut https://youtu.be/Y9Ppc8ToFO8
“Jackson C. Frank's “Blues Run the Game” has been in and out of my life throughout the last ten years, and it's back on my regular playlist. Nick Drake does a pretty cool version, and Laura Marling too. https://youtu.be/f4it9vK6G7o
“Ripple” by Grateful Dead fell back into my lap at the end of the year and I've kept that in my music diet too. https://youtu.be/671AgW9xSiA
“Kings of Convenience have some great records as well as singles – I've really been into this one “Know-How” featuring Fiest. This song is always good but I love listening to it on planes and subways. It's got this great groove. https://youtu.be/HuJOswNKuwo
“The last one I must mention has been a significant go-to for a while now – Bonobo. I really love his album "Days to Come." It's pretty chill electronic with jazz overtones. He works with other artists and tours solo or with a full band.”
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