Thursday, February 5, 2009

Anxious Anticipation - DM Stith

I am really excited for the debut release by Indiana-based artist DM Stith. His album Heavy Ghost will be released on March 10th via Asthmatic Kitty Records (Sufjan Stevens, Castanets, etc.).

My Old Kentucky Blog had a quote in a recent post which expressed the sounds on Heavy Ghost:

"The music on this debut calls to mind Antony And The Johnsons, Grizzly Bear and sometimes the explosiveness of Animal Collective, along with the dissonance of Sonic Youth and Henryk Gorecki, the expressive vocal techniques of Caetano Veloso and Mary Margaret O'Hara, and the romance and textures of Benjamin Britten and Edward Elgar. Vocals sit amongst lush arrangements of piano, guitar, strings, electronics, choir, and percussion. The song structures feel like mini soundtracks. A transfixing and imaginative statement."

Also, amongst other guest appearances on Heavy Ghost, you can expect to hear Sufjan Stevens on stapler, scissors, and a stationary fan. Now if that doesn't amplify your anticipation, I don't know what will.

Here is a song from DM Stith's Curtain Speech EP. The more I hear this song the more I like it. It has a uniqueness that is very intriguing.

DM Stith - Just Once


Anonymous said...

Agree with you man...think this is going to be one of the highest rated albums this year!

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