Ben Folds - Gracie
Ben Folds penned this song for his daughter, Gracie shortly after completing the Rockin’ The Suburbs LP in 2001ish, but the track had to wait four years before it was released since it missed the deadline for the record.
The melody is easy to remember (and play on piano) and the lyrics show a more sensitive side to Folds’ witty writing style.
Just Go Indigo
Joe Neptune - Just Go, Indigo
Joe Neptune consists of Melbournians, Nick Vorrath and Jarrad Brown. The two members are also apart of the group Custom Kings but in 2009 they worked on recording the duo’s only album to date, No Time To Grow Up.
There are plenty of memorable melodies and interesting folk arrangements, including Just Go, Indigo; a melancholic track which has classic songwriter sensibilities.
James Vincent McMorrow - Cavalier
This song emerged a few weeks ago and even though it has been floating around for a while now, it still maintains its immediate appeal.
James Vincent McMorrow is an Irish songwriter who has more in common with Bon Iver than your regular humble, bearded songwriter.
That falsetto. Amazing, but also entirely his own style. His album Post Tropical is due out January 2014, but for now, we can be contended this blissful single.
Fyfe - Lies Pt. II
Fyfe releases a follow up to his critically praised Lies, aptly titled Lies Pt. II. If you haven’t heard the original, no matter, Part II will be enough to break your heart.
The London producer is heading for big things if he can continue to release music to this standard.
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Radical Face - Reminders
Ben Cooper has released his second instalment in The Family Tree trilogy project. The album, The Branches, contains his melodic songwriting and intricate storytelling of the fictional family we were introduced to on The Roots two years ago.
It is difficult to pick a favourite upon first listen, so I’ve uploaded the song I have been listening to while writing this review. If you are unfamiliar with Cooper’s other work, be sure to check out some of the similar posts recommended under this one and his other band, Electric President.
It’s wishful thinking, but an Australian tour would sure be nice. If it never eventuates, at least we have these amazing recordings to keep us occupied in the meantime!
Emilíana Torrini - Caterpillar
It’s been a good 5 long years since Emilíana Torrini released her last album and 3 years since she had another kid but fans were finally rewarded last week with the release of the Icelandic songstress’ new long player Tookah. The track listing averages at just under two songs per year of absence (9 tracks) but I am currently 3/4 of the way through and thankfully there are no fillers thus far.
If you’re the kind of awesome person I know you are, you will enjoy this song. And if you’re rapt with Caterpillar (get it?) you can rest assured that the rest of Tookah will be right up your musical alley.
Air Review - Young
It has been two years since the ill chill pill site was founded with absolutely no knowledge of html, no expensive marketing campaigns and no agenda. I can proudly say two years on, that the site is slowly getting more comprehensive when looking back over the archive of posts we’ve shared about the good music out there.
Here is a nice song from the Dallas based quintet Air Review. Young has an interesting song structure, catchy whistling and a chorus without words.
Passage D Original Movements
Benn Jordan - Passage D Original Movements
My feelings towards Benn Jordan's music is no secret. He is known to some as the man who produced the song which was used in a Dove commercial a few years back that showed in fast forward the process of model photo retouching.
This is the song used on that commercial, except, extended and stripped down to just piano. The fact that this version of the song appeared on a B side compilation of Benn Jordan's musical projects is testament to the prolifically talented abilities of this genre-defying and criminally underrated musician.
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