What’s the best way to find great music? Have great music friends – and Krissie, the music lover behind jrzygyrl.com, is one of mine. I’ve discovered a ton of great bands through her, and today’s New Music Monday pick is no exception.
I’ve been a casual fan of Austin band The Rocketboys for awhile now, so when Krissie mentioned her excitement for the release of “Long Play” by Rocketboys’ singer Brandon Kinder as The Wealthy West, my ears perked up.
And for good reason. Brandon’s first full length record is absolutely beautiful, full of soft melodies, gorgeous vocals and – my favorite – lots of acoustic guitar. Read on for more on this week’s New Music Monday pick you should have on your radar.
The Wealthy West
For fans of:
Donovan Woods, David Ramirez, Andy Shauf, acoustic indie with a hint of country
About the band:
The Wealthy West is the solo project of The Rocketboys singer Brandon Kinder. To date, Brandon had only released one EP under this band name due to the busy schedule of his other band. “Long Play” was recorded in his home studio, with Brandon playing most of the instruments himself. This side project is also a chance for Brandon to explore a sound that’s a touch more country, as he shares in this interview with Austin Monthly.
Why I like them:
If you’ve been reading my new music posts and are a subscriber to my 3 Bands email (which now has a cool opt-in extra! More on that in a minute.) you know I trend towards the quieter side of rock/pop. I also love anything with a flair of country. (See: my obsessive love for Kacey Musgraves’ music.) The Wealthy West meets all that criteria while adding in some killer songwriting – yet another band that defines The Miranda Sound.
Songs to check out:
“Stormy Weather” and “Goodbye” are two of my faves
Find ’em online:
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