SOAK: New Video, Album & Mp3!

By: Brn

It’s been over 2 years since we introduced you to SOAK (a.k.a. Bridie Monds-Watson) as part of Muruch’s “Surfacing” series. The Irish singer-songwriter has recently been signed to Rough Trade Records and will release her debut full-length album, Before We Forgot How to Dream, on June 1st in the UK and June 2nd in the US. The first single, “Sea Creatures,” debuted on a prestigious BBC Radio 1 show and is a reworking of a song we originally shared here in that January 2013, post (her Soundcloud demos have since been removed). For a limited time, you can download a free, legal mp3 of “B a noBody” at NPR Music. You can watch the both official videos below…

Soak Official Site


Gregory Porter

By: Brn

2014 Grammy Winner for his Jazz album, Liquid Spirit, Gregory Porter is featured in this Noistrade sampler.

His live performances are a joy to behold – “Liquid Spirit,” “Hey Laura,” “Musical Genocide” and “Free” are included in this video from Live@Home…



Bonus – Porter’s gorgeous version of Sam Cooke’s “You Send Me”:



Buy Gregory’s Music @ Amazon

Mikaela Davis

By: Brn

Harpist/Singer/Songwriter Mikaela Davis has released a couple of tracks for free/name your price download at Bandcamp and was recently featured in a Daytrotter concert which you can sample here…


Evita / Bonnie & Clyde Broadway Acoustic Mash-up

By: Brn

For the first time since I renewed my interest in Broadway-related recordings, my wife (our esteemed Editor) has expressed interest in something I’ve played. It is this masterful arrangement of songs from Bonnie & Clyde (“How ‘Bout a Dance”) and Evita (“Another Suitcase in Another Hall”). Performers Laura Osnes and Rachel Potter were featured in those Broadway shows and on their 2012 cast recordings. I used to sing along to the Evita movie soundtrack as I delivered milk door-to-door in Ireland, and Bonnie & Clyde is among my top 3 cast recordings of recent years, so the blend for me was a sublime surprise.


Beats Antique

By: Brn

Dayum I love this Beats Antique track – much more of a Rock sound than their earlier Tribal Fusion offerings.