Sometimes you find good music you can’t live without. And other times…it finds you. Today’s New Music Monday find is the latter – a band that found me.
“I’m a writer & music fan who loves pop/rock anthems, songs with harmonies, hand claps & anything acoustic,“ reads my Twitter bio. And indeed, that sentence sums me up pretty well. If your band includes all those elements, you can pretty much guarantee my good groupie status as a fan.
So when Stephen, the guy behind Good Air, followed me on Twitter and messaged me, “You say you like hand claps and acoustic songs?! Check out my song “An Instant” – it’s got both!” well…let’s just say it made an impression. I dropped everything I was doing and went to watch the video he sent me.
And I, predictably, fell in love…
So if you dig any or all of those elements in your music, you’re going to love this week’s New Music Monday pick:
Los Angeles, Calif.
For fans of:
Dashboard Confessional, indie pop, acoustic
About the band:
Good Air is a one man band – Stephen Marsiano is a “one man, two-handed, transcontinental band”.
Why I like them:
Sometimes for music to sound good, it simply needs to combine all your favorite elements. Acoustic guitar, soft lyrics, hand claps…Good Air is the perfect storm of Good Groupie faves. And while I hate directly comparing one band to another…I’m going to do it anyway. The thing that struck me most about Stephen’s music was how reminiscent it was of Dashboard Confessional for me. I spent a fairly critical spring in college obsessed with “A Mission, A Mark, A Brand, A Scar” and Stephen’s acoustic-drive songs plus sometimes blunt lyrics made me nostalgic for a ghost of good groupies past.
Songs to check out:
“An Instant”, “Luster”
Find ’em online:
By the way, the “Luster” EP is name-your-own-price over on Bandcamp. Go grab a copy!
What new music is on your radar this week?
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