You might recognize the voice of Claire Wellin, who plays violin and sings withSan Fermin…but she’s currently working on her own Youth in a Roman Field project. The tune below has this vocal fragility to it, almost as if Wellin is holding something back. Musically, the vocals work over light string arrangements and careful chord strums working atop a simple piano backbone. But just before we hit the two minute mark, the strings pick up pace, horns enter the picture, and the song jumps into this swelling folk opus that’s delightful. This song will feature on the new Storm Conductor LP, slated for release later this year. She’s hitting the road this week in the Midwest; check tour dates HERE.
Saturday was a good day for loud rock and great pop music, which is why this is one of my favorite festivals to attend. The scheduling of such genre crossings always makes it easy for folks to find a little of what they need. Still really jealous that Brian shook Ted Leo’s hand.
Friday was filled with a bit of hubbub, which was entirely fair. But, in the end, once we got in, the only thing that mattered was friends and music, so we’ll just focus on those things. Read on below for our varying thoughts. Read more