Posts Tagged soul

new music: Connor Desai; Thayer Sarrano

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Connor Desai, “Killing the One Who Believed in Your Love”

— comfortable, soulful vocals combined with meaningful lyrics provides candor and intensity in this song about a woman’s independence and self-identity. Desai explained: “The decision to reclaim oneself often requires women to grieve someone who is still living, or an ideal which was part of them.”

Connor Desai earned a masters in teaching and works as a music teacher. The Seattle-based musician’s new EP, Sister, is out now. Feminists take note.

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Thayer Sarrano, “Thieves”

Thayer’s vocals sound a lot like Hope Sandoval and the song’s arrangements may remind listeners of Mazzy Star. The ethereal, swirly music instantly takes you to emotional depths both gloomy and exquisite.

Athens, GA-based psych/shoegaze/dream-pop artist Thayer Sarrano grew up in a seminary as well as the swamps of southern Georgia. Classically trained as a child, she writes poetry and instrumental compositions. She started collaborating with friends and worked as a studio/touring session player with of Montreal, Dead Confederate’s T. Hardy Morris, Cracker & Camper Van Beethoven, Dave Marr, David Barbe, Kuroma and more. Her new LP is called Shaky.

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NEW MUSIC: Yaarrohs; The Maytags; Moonbabies

Yaarrohs, “Wrestle”

ethereal prettiness. just the kind of electronic music I adore. dreamy. dark. mesmerizing energy. debut EP, Flesh & Blood out now. purchase at Amazon: Flesh & Blood

The Maytags, “Anthem”

The Maytags must be a lot of fun live. grooving, grinding, rootsy and swanky. The Des Moines, Iowa soul band–led by Dustin Smith who studied and played jazz in New York– has an EP NOVA out now.

Moonbabies, “The Ocean Kill”

boy-girl vocals and synthpop never sounded so good. a little bit 80s and retro, a little bit atmospheric and futuristic. definitely dreamy and luscious. Moonbabies upcoming album will be released in late spring 2015.

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