Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Daytrotter a Day #35: Sam Goodwill

Daytrotter a Day #35: Sam Goodwill (Released 11.29.13)

When I pressed play on "Hand to the Good Book," Sam's lilting falsetto reminded me of Bon Iver.  Once the piano entered the mix, I started getting a Coldplay vibe.  Then some background vocals reminiscent of Ben Bridwell showed up.  By the time I got to the scuzzy bass towards the song's end, I realized I should stop trying to compare and just listen.  This served me well on "Facing the Music," which detonates at its midpoint and gets grooving like a motherfucker.  "Hanging Heads" wasn't my cup of tea, but "Bullets," a somber acoustic tune that references Kurt Cobain, was alright.

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