There is something admirable about a nice musical duo. Perhaps because you view it more as a marriage than anything else; two people coming together based on shared interests, looking to make it work. Except that artists don’t necessarily have to see one another every day. Not sure how often Che Houston and Kevin Marksson of Saint Marilyn take time apart from one another but one can tell they are a perfect pair.
He sets up the shot, she shoots and scores. At least that’s how it went down when I reached out to speak to her and he was nice enough to get the ball rolling. In the end Che was open about how her and Kevin came to be, lessons from their EP, summer heat, and much more…
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Some sounds from Nashville this week came through. Missing though was any sort of twang. In its place a delicate mix of indie and pop from Jessie Early on her debut EP, Wild Honey. Typically I ask artists to describe their records in a few words. If it were up to me, Wild Honey’s trio would consist of beautiful, captivating and movement.
“Baby Can’t Hold” and the title track allow for the beauty. Jessie’s voice has a soothing essence to it that allows for it to mold into the music that surrounds each note. As far as captivating, “Restless Heart” transports you to a show where you see nothing by Jessie on stage with one spotlight illuminating her performance. Then the movement. That came through in an ironic somber sort of way with “Holy Ghost,” as well as with her lead single, “Heart.” When the chorus kicks in on “Heart,” you can’t help but want to be up on your feet. Something that isn’t foreign to the EP, but dance does not own this album – the vocal performance does. It’s a singer-songwriter album with some moves.
Jessie Early has worked in music for some time doing it up writing music for brands and television shows, but on her debut she’s her own person writing for herself and what comes of it is an album inspired by human emotion through and through. Sincere and honest with some pop moments tossed in, Wild Honey is a well done debut. So make sure to check out Wild Honey, out March 31.
Not too much on the tour front, but Daisyhead will be heading out from Orlando to Oklahoma City next month. See the dates from April 13th through almost the end of May above. In June My Morning Jacket will be out for a healthy run here and there from Ohio to Massachusetts starting at the end of the month and going through August 12th. In between that tour, Sublime With Rome will start their own in July where they’ll spend a couple of weeks from Washington to Canada. Then come September they’ll hit the road with those fly white guys The Offspring for about a month. A quick note about a few awesome bands to see in the coming months, and now some artists you can see right now because they have new videos below!
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