Sea Wolf, a.k.a. Alex Brown Church (formerly of Irving. Anyone? "Situation" etc.? Anyone?).
He first sold me when I checked out his MySpace
page (I know, I know, just bear with me…) and saw that under “Influences” he has listed pretty much every other artist with “Wolf” in their name, and a couple who don’t but wrote songs that have “Wolf” in the title and so (apparently) count anyway.
If whimsy isn’t a strong selling point for you, how about beauty? He has wonderful lyrics, at least, he does in his five track EP, “Get To The River Before It Runs Too Low”, unfortunately the only material I own by him.
He's not terribly
well known, despite his rather extensive (and rapidly growing) discography and talent that smacks you in the face like a pack of girl-guide cookies which have secretly been filled with broken piano keys, mixed in with that sugary goodness they keep telling me is icing and not in fact the cocaine-laced earwax of angels. But he's definitely going somewhere, and fast.
To say that I’m craving another of his albums is a slight understatement.
His voice makes me want to dance, cry, and fill a bathtub with hot chocolate and bathe in it forever.
And I thought I had it bad when I discovered Vietnamese iced coffee.
New Album, "Leaves In The River". Available now, probably with a little hunting and tenacity.
I have a crush