Daytrotter a Day #27: Bryan Cates (Released 11.16.10)
According to Sean Moeller's essay, Bryan Cates writes his songs for himself. If it weren't for friends like Band of Horses' Ben Bridwell, who invited Cates to open some shows, we'd probably never hear his work. Aside from one EP, this session is essentially all the Bryan Cates out there. The standout track is "Wait Through the Night," a sweet slice of blue-eyed soul that should satisfy Mayer Hawthorne fans. Cates' melancholy folk tunes are fairly straightforward musically, but I anticipate the lyrics will reveal new depth with repeated listens.
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