I’m off to Sydney for the rest of the week, and probably won’t manage to post until next week. I know, I’ll miss you too.
But to help stave off withdrawal symptoms, here’s a short – extremely short – but sweet tune trio.
Brett Young has just released his self-titled EP
Unbelievably, Brett Young is still, as of today, an unsigned artist. While I’m all for artists remaining independent – ala my all-time favourites, Dispatch – I find it absolutely mind-boggling that there hasn’t been more interest in this guy yet. A Newport Beach based musician – fitting, as he looks like he would fit right into an OC episode – Brett has a kind of Gavin deGraw vibe to him. There’s a soft, yet gritty quality to his brand of soul… and it’s damn promising from what I’ve heard.
His new, self-titled EP, a collection of 5 songs, is now available for download through Myspace. Head over to his page there for more details.
Listen: Brett Young – Remember Me This Way (live)
Brendan James features on “Body of War”
Brendan James – a Brooklyn based muso – is finally getting some major recognition, in large part due to his song, “Hero’s Song“, which has been included upon the super-star packed release (and I mean super-star packed… have you seen the featured artists?) “Body of War: Songs That Inspired an Iraq War Veteran
Listen: Brendan James – Hero’s Song
Jay Clifford, of the now-defunct Jump, Little Children, is back.
Jay Clifford, once lead singer/songwriter of the now-sadly-defunct band, Jump, Little Children, is back, and pursuing a solo career. Much like Jump…, from the tunes I’ve heard so far, Jay is hit and miss with a lot of his stuff… but when it’s the “hit” option, it stays hit. This tune, “Mexico“, is actually a new version of one of his old tracks with Jump… and I like it. Currently touring with one of my favourite artists, Howie Day, and collaborating with that bastion of absolute hipness, Zach Braff, on a new music video… something tells me Jay Clifford’s going to be getting a lot more attention soon.
Listen: Jay Clifford – Mexico