The thing I've most enjoyed about blogging so far is getting introduced to so much new music all at once. The thing I've least enjoyed is that I keep getting introduced to so much new music all at once. I've found that it's easy to find music that catches your ear, but it takes a little more time for that music to settle into your heart. There are a couple of folks featured on here who I'm fairly certain I haven't listened to since posting about them (I won't say who.) That doesn't mean they're bad -- if I thought they sucked they wouldn't be on here -- it's just that there's a lot of music to sift through, and that's never a bad thing. However, Matt Woods Manifesto holds a coveted place at the top of my CD pile.
And that's why I'm not so in love with "Friday Night," which is a fairly standard "let's get fucked up" song. When a song like that is bookended by complex songs like "Johnny Ray" and the serene "Port St. Lucie," it can't help but come off as somewhat shallow. However, it's a great song by itself, so that should give you an indication of how amazing the rest of the album is.
Hie thee to Spotify, then hie thee to his official website, where you can get a bonus CD with your purchase.
Ghosts of the Gospel
Port St. Lucie
Johnny Ray Dupree
Matt Woods Official, Facebook, Spotify