Month: November 2016

Good Old War sings of love on “Not Quite Happiness”

My freshman year in college I excitedly volunteered to be a member of the Student Programming Board’s Concert Committee and was soon appointed the Hospitality Coordinator for all future concerts.

My first task: Days Away and The Starting Line. That was when I was first introduced to the musical talents of Keith Goodwin of then Days Away (RIP) and now the indie folk band, Good Old War. I loved Days Away immediately and consider “Mapping An Invisible World” one of the most influential albums I’ve ever heard. Since then, I’ve supported his current project, Good Old War, since the beginning of the band’s inception, and they are one of my top 3 favorite bands (all from Philly btw).

I took this clip at World Cafe Live in Philly earlier this year. Keith and Dan perform an emotional and raw rendition of their incredible song, “Not Quite Happiness” off Come Back As Rain.

“…It was not quite happiness / just love, just love…”

I think this has a lot to say about how we should be treating each other in our country’s state. Love each other, respect each other, care for each other. For we all have differences, but we are all more alike than we realize.

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Laura Burhenn releases new 2-song single “Apples & Oranges”

The Washington, D.C. native has released a 2-song single featuring the lead “Apples & Oranges” and the second, “Good Medicine” under her own name.

Burhenn has worked under other monikers such as The Mynabirds and Georgie James, but this new material reminds me a lot of what she’s done in the past as a solo artist on Wanderlust, but shows tremendous growth as an artist.

Buy here: Apples & Oranges – Single by Laura Burhenn

New single, “Hit, Run” from Boston’s indie pop project, Photocomfort

From Boston’s incredible music scene, comes an artist with such a unique creative vision for music. Indie pop project, Photocomfort (Justine Bowe, ex-member of pop band, Magic Man), has released a new single, “Hit, Run.”

The track opens with solid electronics creating such ethereal and dream-like emotions. Bowe sings sweetly about an old relationship, demanding to escape, and be free to run.

“…get these golden handcuffs off me / get this piano off my back / I wanna run, I wanna run…”

Buy the single hereHit, Run – Single by Photocomfort