Sunday, March 28, 2010

Garden Play List

There's nothing sweeter than some soul lifting music playing as you wack weeds or plant seeds. My newest recommendation is Hey Marseilles. I heard them live this past Thursday at Mississippi Studios. First of all, they rock. Second, these guys are really talented musicians. Hey Marseilles has maybe seven guys in the band, but it sounds like they have 15 because they all play multiple instruments. They delighted and amazed me by constantly switching instruments - both among each other and by pulling from the pile of horns or string instruments or drum sticks cobbled at their feet - and by the passionate intensity with which they played. Their vibe rings of nineteenth century Parisian street performers colliding with modern-day singer/songwriters. If you ever have the chance to see them live, DO IT. The album is dreamy and the live show is like a soul awakening (and much louder and richer... well, maybe I just have pathetic speakers here at home).

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