Farm Block Fest 2012
There is nothing quite like the Northern Michigan sky.
See them live if you can, and buy their albums. You won’t regret it.
Life pours forth from the shelf of sound (Taken with Instagram)
The Soil & the Sun at Mac’s Bar, 4/12/12 (Taken with instagram)
So I’ve lived in Michigan for 5 years now, and until a couple weeks ago, had not heard of the Soil & the Sun, a fantastic chamber rock band from Grand Rapids. Shame on me. Okay, enough chastisement. Let’s get on with the music, and the fact that this is beautifully orchestrated and theologically compelling music. Please enjoy, as I have.
“Sown in dishonor, raised in glory” - 1 Corinthians 15:43
If you like it, check out their whole AudioTree session here.
Carl Hauck (and friends), Audiotree Live, January 28, 2012
I’m not sure I’ve ever met Carl Hauck, but he’s a friend of a friend, and his music is gorgeous. If you’re in the mood for some warm music, let it play. The lyric that jumped out to me is “watch the sun set on the boys in the street, playing God with a magnifying glass / with her hand on his stomach, she whispers to him, “I hope we have children like them.” Great stuff. Enjoy!
Thanks to Matt Enquist for sending this my way.
Bon Iver, “Beth/Rest.” I sometimes wish 80’s pop music had a sense of subtlety in its production so that more of it could have sounded this good. Darn shame. The live dynamics here make for a improvement on the already epic studio recording.