ARTIST TO WATCH: Josh Garrels
Josh Garrels has released his latest magnificent effort, Love & War & The Sea In Between, and for a limited time you can hear the entire thing as a free download via Noisetrade! If you pass this chance by, you’re officially ready to retire from music-listening … like a mad hybrid of Brett Dennen, Antony & The Johnsons and Ray Lamontagne, Garrels is a free-flowing poet on his latest effort, a mind-blowing 18 tracks of astounding folk-pop tinged with elements of neo-soul and raw singer-songwriter innovation. It’s his finest album yet, and I’m still trying to wrap my mind around just how much creativity is expressed here.
If you haven’t heard of Garrels yet, trust me … he’s worth knowing! Download this album and make a donation if you’ve got the means. Whatever you do, at least listen. This is one of those leaps forward in a creative sense which defy words. This album is simply sublime. And Garrels deserves to be a household name beyond the confines of the Pacific Northwest.
Check out “Farther Along,” off the new album, below via YouTube: