Despite what the music industry would have you believe, I sincerely believe that now is a better time than any to be an artist. With tools like myspace, twitter,and file sharing bands literally have access to MILLIONS of people instantly.
And it's a pretty amazing time to be a music lover too. I am finding bands all the time that I love...usually quite accidentally. The latest such band is North Carolina outfit Bombadil. I have been listening to their new record 'Tarpits And Canyonlands' for the past couple of days and just loving it. Super literate lyrics set to beautiful instrumental soundtracks...right up my alley.
Here is one of my favorite tunes off of the record...I actually had a hard time deciding which song to share, I like so many...but the Aphex Twin refernce here won out in the end :-)
* 'Matthew' MP3