Sunday, 30 June 2013

Kismet

Band submission. Kismet are a four-piece acoustic indie folk band from Boston, Massachusetts. I was pleasantly surprised when I heard this, since it's a style of music that I love, but don't really do any posts on. So a big thank you to them for sending this to me. Though this band is certainly guitar-based, they incorporate cello and upright bass into each song, which sounds amazing. The vocals are excellent, as well. They're usually harmonized between a guy and a girl, which sound quite pleasing together. They sing softly and gently, and both have naturally great tones to their voice. I don't know what else I can say besides I love it. The guitar does a really good job at balancing the use of both fingerpicking and strumming full chords, and even throws in some almost abrasive slide playing on "Spring". The upright bass and cello sound perfect, as expected, but they also know exactly what to play and when to come. It doesn't come off as being plainly structured and obvious, though. Rather, it compliments the song and builds it up to include other dynamics. I know I'm just rambling now. The point is, CHECK THIS OUT.


1. Away From The Dark
2. A Light.
3. Off Again.

1. Spring
2. Day By Day


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