I haven’t had much time to invest in checking any email submissions and that always conjures up a mix of guilt and overwhelming thoughts of where to begin? I scratched the surface on some free time this evening and I feel really good about it. I also managed to come across Paul Stewart, a Vancouver-based artist that describes his music as “defeatist folk”. It’s this sort of self deprecation that I find so endearing. It really does have this soft melancholy, real fragile sounding layers that aren’t thick enough to support one another – but they’re not trying to. His vocal layers are more of an echo, a ghost of himself, than a filler. Lovely stuff. Grab the EP here.
Feb 16th, 2012Nada Alic