I realize I have been a little mia and such is life. While the clock is ticking for me to sleep, I feel the need for a quick update before more posts to come (soon!). On my radar at the moment: Doe Paoro’s record release, New York Sound City, and Boston based band The Off Chance.
Slow to Love
Back in mid December I received a press release for an artist named Doe Paoro, and ended up reviewing her track, “Can’t Leave You”.
Upon first glance I have to admit I felt a little jaded. So many artists claim to have that unique sound, that they bring something foreign to the table, and that they have made this whole new voice of theirs on their own. Artists like Lana Del Rey, unfortunately, slide a little off my radar once I read up on their background, or if their sound is stagnant to my ears, for lack of a better description. Not to say that Del Rey is not using her creativity.
So, yes, my expectations were low. Then I listened to “Can’t Leave You” and connected to it immediately. Doe Paoro’s story was incredibly unique and her artists approach did not present any frills or phoniness.
A while after that the video for “Can’t Leave You” came out and I was blown away again. The video for “Born Whole” was equally as good-no disappointments coming from these performances.
I had the opportunity to interview Doe Paoro (article here) about a month ago and, on top of being a standout artist, she is really great to talk to and a very interesting person to interview.
That being said, I am so excited for the full album, Slow to Love, to have been released yesterday. It is a gorgeous and honest collection of songs, a story, expressions. If you haven’t listened to any of Doe Paoro’s work yet, why not take a listen to the album?
New York Sound City
I am really bummed about missing this, but music industry professionals take note!
“PRESENTING NEW YORK SOUND CITY ON
MONDAY, MARCH 12TH 2012
THE ULTIMATE DAY & NIGHT MUSIC CONVENTION
FEATURING PANELS & LIVE PERFORMANCES
DAYTIME KEYNOTE PANEL & CONFERENCE PROGRAM CONFIRMED AT THE HUDSON HOTEL
THE LA’S TO HEADLINE SOUND CITY EVENING SESSION AT WEBSTER HALL
THE GROUP’S FIRST NEW YORK SHOW IN 20 YEARS” (Press)
I know a lot of people are more than happy to see the La’s coming out to the event. I’m also really interested in the panel discussions involved in this convention. Starting off with technology, the topics then range from business to hip-hop.
Delegates are limited and I am not sure if the cap has been met yet, so you may want to hurry on over here to find out! New York Sound City is sure to instigate some thoughtful music industry discussions!
The Off Chance
Boston band followers…I know you are out there and on the hunt. Keep your eyes peeled because soon I will be posting my Q&A with Boston/Berklee based band The Off Chance. I was lucky enough to have the chance to ask them some questions and they have a lot to say! Lucky for all of you they really like and appreciate Boston and you know…I think Boston has been gearing up for more and more diverse bands to get out and reach everyone’s ears. When we see the likes of Gentleman Hall and Karmin out there kicking butt it really ditches all the stereotypes of the grungy-acoustic-rock I have heard many associate Boston with. It’s 2012 guys, come on! The Off Chance is once again punting this stereotype to the curb–and I wish I could say ‘what stereotype?’ but I am met with this question a lot. And frankly, this is like saying every band out of Seattle is grunge and all opera singers wear viking helmets. Silly.
In the meantime, check out their recent video for the track “Change“.
Interview with the Off Chance to come!
Au revoir and Happy Thursday! I hope you all didn’t raid the 50% Valentine’s candy today like I did. I did what?