|So You Like Spoken Word?|
The Diligence EP
this is my humble friends little baby he's trying to get off the ground. the dude
seriously has a way with words that tug at your heart and overwhelm you with
raw emotion. his first ep was released just days ago for free download so have
at it and spread the word. if you get a chance to see him live do so because it's
beyond awe inspiring: http://www.reverbnation.com/gafferproject
dan smith has always come off to me as someone who is so intelligent that he's
become slightly psychotic in the most wonderful way possible. I found out about
him through the chariot video 'david de la hoz' and was instantly hooked. his
southern twang mixed with his passionate vocabulary really opens my mind and
pushes me to let nothing back in my personal writing.
Catch For Us The Foxes
this band has been a pivotal point in my life and has proven time again that
they are capable of uplifting you out of any funk. aaron weiss is nothing short of
a pure genius and I wish I could craft the english language as commandingly as
he pulls off. I love how his lyrics could be considered one of the finest stand
alone poetry pieces that could transfer to performance art.
|4||Levi The Poet|
this kid is honestly either completely unknown or slept on but if you're into
some deep cathartic expression then this is your avenue. there's literally no way
when he lets off that you don't stand back in shock and think to yourself that
your whole life hasn't been laid out in front of you. he's a traveling performance
artist who's payed his dues and is a force to be reckon with.
The Hope In Forgiving & Giving Up Hope
I found this band through a friend and I'm seriously glad that he showed them
to me. I seriously think they're some of the best emo out at the moment. it's
been a while since I've felt so moved by the words released and how
fluently hopeless yet uplifting it all clashes together. I really think this group
will go on to do great things and I adore the unrelenting vibe.
Somewhere at the Bottom of the River...
it seems like just yesterday this band was the little 'darling' of the sputnik
community. somewhere along the way they got too overexposed for their own
good and everyone grew weary of them. I on the other hand have nothing to
nit pick and from a lyrical stand point I think they're phenomenal. I have a
poets way of looking at things and jordan dreyer is the real deal.
Highway 61 Revisited
the man, the myth, the legend. this guy is the pinnacle of political songwriters
who shaped the nation with his anti-war protest songs and has since inspired
generations to revel in his work. I will never forget the first time I heard this
album when I was super young and ever since then I knew I wanted to one day
find a way to convey such captivating stories to spark change.
it's fitting that the band is named after one of the many popular tragedies by
william shakespeare. the lyrics certainly hold a constructive blueprint of a life of
misery but I've always found solitude in someone who appears to have a broken
soul but still carries on through adversity. this album in particular has definitely
helped me look at my problems differently and relieved a ton.
how can I put this simply, this man is a musical god amongst men. I was first
introduced to waits by my father at the age of 8 and used to listening to this
album to help me go to bed at night. I've always envied how cool his voice
sounds and how they make every little passage he belts that much more
effective. this is someone I will always look up to and credit my work.
I don't know if a ton of people have heard of this band but I've stumbled upon
them in the past moth or so and I can't get enough. through backpedaling their
catalog I've encountered some of the smoothest and most chilling experimental
post-hardcore I've heard in quite some time. each song and lyrical story feels
like a journey that truly frees your mind. it sucks that they broke up.