Monday, August 10, 2009

Greetings from the New Guy

So - hi there! I'm Mike, and I'm the newest member of the AAH family.

About me: 6'4", 190 lbs, brown hair, gray eyes, straight-up all-American dreamboat... what? That's not what you're looking for?

I'll try this, then: the music I go for tends (in the broadest, least specific sense of the word) to be somewhat contemplative; I find myself listening to a lot of chilled-out, acoustic, pseudo-philosophical (or, on a good day, philosophical) music... mostly, I suppose, of the indie variety; I don't keep track of Billboard, and have curious gaps in my musical knowledge.

If you made it through that teal deer (no relation to Deer Tick), you deserve music!

Joon is a band from Lakeland, Florida that's been doing some really neat things lately. They've picked up reviews from the St. Petersburg Times and the Orlando Weekly, among others, and a couple of months ago did a show (with somewhat disastrous results, unfortunately, due to plural snafus by the facility's sound guy) at the Florida Music Festival.

More importantly, though, they've got a really cool sound - one they on their site describe as "Pink Floyd doing the nasty with Kraftwerk while listening to Timbaland", but I'd call a sweet, multilayered, homegrown electronic stew.

This track, from their album The Uncanny Valley, is available for free (along with a handful of other songs) on their LastFM site - give it a try:

Have a great evening, everyone! Hopefully, this will be the first post of many.

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