Sunday, March 31, 2013

It's Five O'Clock Somewhere 3

The clock just hit five in:

Kiritimati, Republic of Kiritimati

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Papeete, French Polynesia

It's time for a cold one, wherever home might be, and a review of Prom Sawyer's favorite submissions since our last It's Five O'Clock Somewhere feature.

~Goodman is 22 year-old East Coaster Michael Evan Goodman's project, and it's tough to reduce his music to just a few sentences. "Dawdling" evokes the pluckiness of freak folk with the propensity for melody that catapulted names like The Morning Benders to success. I dig the song, but moreover, I love the attitude it captures.

Wolf Saga brings some bouncy electro - urban late night hallucinogenic electro - to the feature. I want to play this and drive all night through the fog. And I dig his intention, to make something that "people could just enjoy."

Funk LeBlanc scores another with his latest "Fire In The Sky" off the French independent label DiscoThrills Records. The disco connoisseur brings the early '80s back to life and more than holds his own among the best of the nu-disco producers out there. I'm happily absorbing everything he puts out.

Belgian Fog is Seattle's Robert Dale. He's inspired by the "unsaid things going on in our heads." Thus the complexity of "Wait for Help," both lyrically, rhythmically, and in the instrumentation. He writes, he records, he produces - the self-made artist. I hear a thousand paths converging in this track - from Caribou's psychadelia to Wolf Parade, and a thousand sounds between.