Once upon a time, my husband ran a lovely little music(ish) blog called Ashcan Rantings. I loved when he did this - we got lots of free music from some of the most amazing, up-and-coming indie artists at that time. We found Grace Potter through his blog, and you can't argue with finding someone that cool, right?
I even wrote for Ashcan Rantings sometimes, and though I'm by no means a music expert (actually, my knowledge is a little pitiful), but I know what I like. And while this is NOT a music blog, I want to tell you about a new band that I really, REALLY like!
Ok. So. Have you heard of The Lone Bellow yet? If not, you should.
I am in love with their music, with their lyrics, and with their overal existence.
NPR is calling them a "band you'll know in 2013."
I'm calling them amazing. Powerful. Raw. Emotional.
To give you a bit of context, some of my other recent favorites are The Avett Brothers, Mumford & Sons, and The Lumineers. The Lone Bellow has some similar elements to all of them, with their own twist on life. So if you like those bands, and you haven't heard of The Lone Bellow yet, go ahead...check them out.
You love it, right?
So...give them a "like" on Facebook.
Buy their album.
And definitely check out their performance on Conan last night because really...it'll blow you away.