Listen Up: the Soil & the Sun
A few years ago a friend introduced me to a band from Michigan called Anathallo. I immediately fell in love. To this day, every song they ever recorded is on my phone. At all times. No matter what is moved around to make space for this application or that audio book, they always make the cut. The only thing bad about Anathallo is that they stopped making music.
A few weeks ago I was pointed in the direction of another band out of the same state, called the Soil & the Sun. I immediately fell in love all over again. I am not sure if it is the brutal winters and beautiful summers or the copious amounts of Dutch calvinism that runs rampant, but something about Michigan produces these bands. These unbelievably beautiful bands.
the Soil & the Sun describe themselves as experimental spiritual folk-rock meets New Mexico space music. They have an uncanny ethereal quality to their songs that few outside of Anathallo have ever captured. They soar with a sound that can only be described as transcendant.
If you are a fan of Anathallo, Sufjan Stevens, or Bon Iver, you should definitely check them out.
Hopefully that pasted their player in…