Friday, February 24, 2006

New Discovery -- The Undertow Orchestra


The Undertow Orchestra is the combined efforts of David Bazan (Pedro the Lion, Headphones), Vic Chestnutt, Mark Eitzel (American Music Club) and Will Johnson (Centro-Matic) on a recent tour. emusic.com has made a sampler of these artists at www.emusic.com/album/10897/10897676 which contains free downloads of 16 songs. All of the artists are singer-songwriters who feature bittersweet lyrics and stripped-down accompaniment. The only artist I was previously familiar with was the awesome Bazan, but most of the other songs here are also good. My favorites are the tunes by Will Johnson, whose writing is a bit like Bazan’s. This is a cool way to check out some fairly obscure and talented singer-songwriters

1 comment:

Jackie said...

Now I know what I'll be doing when I get home.