Within and Around
I have a legitimate apology to offer you guys–I’m sorry for not posting enough Garrett Anderson. I haven’t posted any new music from him since “Lonely Eve,” and in doing so have been keeping some really, really amazing music from you guys.
Let me be very clear here–Garrett’s most recent album, Within and Around, is one of the best indie projects I have heard in a very, very long time. Garrett’s voice tells a beautiful story in every song, and combined with his guitar, puts a gripping spell on the listener and really pulls you in. Anderson kind of sounds like the lovechild of The Head and the Heart and Ben Harper, and he has a truly incredible voice.
When you listen to Garrett, you feel like you’re sitting around a bonfire listening to your buddy play guitar and sing–if only your buddy played a masterfully laidback guitar and had the twangy pipes of a folk star.
Within and Around is a wonderful mix of beautiful songs that simply cannot be passed up–do not let yourself miss this guy, he’s too damn good.
He has an album release show tonight at the 8×10 in Baltimore, and if I lived any closer I’d get up right now and walk there. If you’re in the area, do yourself a huge favor and get out and support Garrett’s new album tonight–I can’t think of a better way to spend your time tonight.
I’ve streamed some standouts from the album below, and head over to Garrett’s bandcamp to download the whole album–support good music. Might be the some of the best-spent 12 bucks you’ll ever spend.