Iron & Wine- Glad Man Singing (from Daytrotter-January 12, 2011)
Do you guys know Daytrotter? Do you? If not…it is time.
In the past six years, Daytrotter’s growth has been pretty remarkable. Through their success they have helped many bands expose their music to an audience that is constantly growing. This audience is filled with eager music fans ready to listen to new bands, old bands, or bands they’ve wanted to listen to, but haven’t yet had the chance to do so.
Daytrotter’s recording studio and headquarters are located in northwestern Illinois, so a lot of the bands that have hit up Chicago in the last couple years have also hit up Daytrotter to record a couple songs live. After the band records, Daytrotter does all the technical stuff like engineering and converting the songs to MP3…then eventually releases the session.
Often times, Daytrotter is the reason I end up buying an album. And then sometimes when I buy the album, or hear it on Spotify, I end up liking the Daytrotter sessions more.
If you haven’t check out Daytrotter yet, a couple of my favorite sessions are Iron & Wine (Sample song above. Probably my all time favorite thus far.), Typhoon, The Tallest Man On Earth, Other Lives, and S. Carey.
I recently made this little “musician map” as I like to call it. It includes 21 musicians, mostly within the indie music scene (and more specifically, a lot of musicians based out of Brooklyn) who have collaborated, played with, or have some sort of connection with one another. There are SO many other artists that could be included in this, but I chose the ones that have a lot of connections, ones that I like a lot, or people I have seen play live.
I found these connections through wikipedia, interviews, live performances, videos, artist bios, album liner notes, and a few other random places.
The idea for the design/presentation came from my brother’s art piece that can be found here. Check out his other art if you can, his work is technology/social media focused…and pretty cool. And, of course, mine is not as pretty…all hand drawn and crooked. If I ever make another one of these, it will probably be done on the computer.
Honorable mentions/people who almost got included are: Son Lux, Yuuki Matthews, Fleet Foxes band members, Nico Muhly, and a few others.