random music links

July 31, 2009 | Leave a comment

Last month, I sat in a coffee shop with my friend Joshua Longbrake while on a visit to Seattle. Even as we chatted a bit about music, our ears perked up simultaneously as the barista introduced us to the sounds of Dosh. He would tell you Pure Trash is his favorite, but I would tell you that Wolves and Wishes is better.

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David Bazan, formerly of Pedro the Lion is getting some press with a new album due out soon. At the center of these articles is an exploration of his journey from Christianity to agnosticism: The Passion of David Bazan (Chicago Reader) and David Bazan’s (Inevitable) Apostasy (Patrol Magazine).

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Speaking of David Bazan, he is one of many people involved in a project Blaine Hogan has been raving about. A few words from the press release:

“Come O Spirit” brings together artists like Dave Bazan, Damien Jurado, Rosie Thomas, Denison Witmer, The Welcome Wagon (featuring Sufjan Stevens) and Leigh Nash to revive 400 years of long-forgotten melodies and liturgical music. Sounding like a prayer, *Come O Spirit” interprets classic hymnody through lush, cinematic arrangements and a drop of Southern gothic mystique.