This week’s post is hopefully only one of many I’ll be writing about Tufts musicians over the course of the year. Last week I wrote briefly about DJ and his band Take Care. It seems, however, that I was way behind. They have actually released a new demo and two of their songs have already been featured on indierockcafe’s best new releases list alongside big-deal names like Sufjan Stevens and Belle and Sebastian. This new demo is really quite good; an immense improvement from the earlier album (NOT EP as I mistakenly suggested last week) and you should download it here.
About a month ago, a bunch of kids on my hall were all sitting around on the floor hanging out. Actually this happens every day (which means I never get any work done) but on this particular day we were talking about concerts. A bunch of people had just been to see Chiddy Bang at College Fest. Others had just come back from the Vampire Weekend concert at Bank of America Pavilion. My next-door neighbor Ali began lamenting the fact that she had bought two tickets to see The Tallest Man on Earth play at Somerville Theater but couldn’t find anyone else who liked him. As it turns out I am a fan of Tallest Man on Earth. I am a new fan; a fan, who up until recently, only had a handful of songs on her iPod but a big enough fan to be psyched for his concert. I love his distinctive voice, the poetry of his lyrics, and the fact that he’s a Swede but he plays Americana folk music.