tunes : kaisercartel



Hi Everyone!

First, thank you all so much for the lovely words and encouragement about my Self-Portrait these last couple of days. They really mean the world to me and I appreciate the time you take to share your thoughts. Even if you didn't leave a comment, thank you for visiting and having a look see. I'm just glad I can put these collections to good use and they're happy because they get washed and polished!

Now, on to business. It's Friday, so that means a new music choice and I'm very excited about the band today. Shortly after starting these reviews, we were contacted by a pr firm representing up and coming artists. Due to our enormous influence in the industry (kidding), they gave us special access to artist sites, full previews, pics and free downloads/cds. But, that's as far as it goes - we receive no pay for play!

After listening to quite a few, I found a Brooklyn-based duo called KaiserCartel I think you will enjoy. If you like She & Him, a gentler Rilo Kiley, or even The Carpenters, you will appreciate the earthy blend of folk and rock created by Courtney & Ben. The video for the song Okay is charming and comes from their current album March Forth.

When I looked up the band on iTunes, I saw the sweetest review from turtle9126 -

"Courtney was my music teacher last year at Brooklyn Heights Montessori School. (She listed us in the thanks section of her album booklet!) Courtney was always very nice and I think she is a great person. My personal bias aside, Courtney and her boyfriend Ben make incredibly great music together. Whether it's Courtney's amazing voice on Oh No, Ben's tenor in The Flood, or their amazing harmonies on The Same, this bank rocks!"

Don't you just love that review? Looks like turtle9126 also let the cat out of the bag in the romance department ;). Have a very nice weekend, it's okay.

xo, Cindy

PS I got my flu shot yesterday, so be sure to do the same, soon. The year I didn't get it because of a shortage, I got the flu for real.

Photo Credit : Last.fm

14 comments:

Melissa de la Fuente said...

Beautiful....I love this video and their voices are so lovely....
Thanks Cindy!
xo
Melis

Julia said...

You are so good to us! Thank god for your music proclivities and explorations. I would be in the dark without you! I loved how you described these two :) Makes me want to go buy the album right now!

sending love to you, Cindy!

aimee said...

excellent find cindy! what a great start for a friday morning!

Cicada Studio said...

Purdy. I will have to delve further.

cindy : quaint said...

they make me want to whistle! 'good ones' is a great song.

Michelle Brunner said...

I love this! The video is so cute and fresh! Thanks for the recommend!

cindy : quaint said...

thank you julia, i'm glad we have the same taste. music can change your mood in a beat. xo, c

hi michelle - great! thank you for visiting!

Vana said...

love the video...great song. Did you receive the email i sent you last night with the proofs?

jess gonacha said...

most adorable review EVER. i'll have to check them out! (ps- thanks for the amy butler podcast tip-- definitely going to check that out, too!)

cindy : quaint said...

they are just as cute! i've been listening to them quite a bit and they have such a warm, happy sound.

Bonbon Oiseau said...

love the review..LOVE the song! Thank you!

cindy : quaint said...

great deb!

ambika said...

As a big Rilo Kiley fan, I'll have to check these guys out.

dolcechic said...

Thanks for sharing this with us! I was just reading that you went to a Montessori school. I worked at one for about a year during junior college. I am so impressed by them, if I ever have children, they are going straight into one!!!