Archive for March, 2015

Like A This!

March 31, 2015

3000 I’ll get right to it.  Three Thousand Rivers’ new EP Like A What is hard to figure out.  It’s sort of hard to talk about or wrap your head around.  It’s very difficult to classify.  But it is an utter joy to listen to!

It’s rock, it’s funk, it’s folk, it’s americana, it’s got hints of jazz, among other things.  But it’s not really any of those things.  Is this making sense?

Bottom line, this is one that you’ll have to hear for yourself.  And I guarantee you will not be disappointed.  Tracks like ‘Schubert Hits Plympton Street’ and ‘A Still, Small Voice’ are better than 90% of what’s on the radio (I realize that’s not the most convincing comparison, just let me try to make my point).

I’ll be enjoying the record for a long time.  But, I’m also very anxious as to what the future holds for Three Thousand Rivers.  If I ever see evidence of a new record in the future, I will, as quickly as possible, with intense curiosity, track it down and investigate!

LoveSound Rating – 7/10

Favorite Tracks – ‘A Still, Small Voice’ & ‘Schubert Hits Plympton Street’

Three Thousand Rivers – https://3000rivers.bandcamp.com/

Oh Maia!

March 25, 2015

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This EP showed up a couple of weeks ago.  The folks who sent this to me included all the necessary information, but on the front was attached a sticky note that read, “just listen..”.  I took their advice and did just that.  Now I’m a big fan of Maia & The Pilots, and their new EP, Taking Off!

This group is led and fronted by songwriter Maia Pillot, who has a soft, yet edgy, yet fantastic voice.  At first you wouldn’t think that Maia is a native of NYC.  You’d think more Texas or Tennessee.  But, keep focused on the lyrics and the music, then something about it changes your mind.  These tunes are very straightforward.  This isn’t ‘pop’, this is real.

Instead of going on any further..  Just Listen!

*NOMINEE OF LOVESOUND EP OF THE YEAR

LoveSound Rating – 8/10

Favorite Tracks – ‘Come Back’ & ‘Can’t Hate You’

Maia & The Pilots – http://www.maiaandthepilots.com