November 8, 2010
Imaginational Anthem Vol 4 - Tompkins Square
I think the most important function of a compilation CD is to introduce us to new artists. I’ve come to count on that in fact. I will often give a compilation a chance if there is one artist on it that I recognize, with the hope that the others will pan out.
IA4 does not disappoint. I’m already familiar with roughly half of the gentlemen on this release. But the other half are unknown to me or I’ve heard them mentioned around but haven’t hunted them down yet. So a compilation is always a great way to get me motivated to search out the new sounds presented to me.
This week Delta-Slider will feature interviews with three of the guitarists on the IA4 release, Aaron Sheppard, Pat O’Connell and Mike Fekete.
The excellent radio show, Sideways Through Sound will feature the IA4 release this week. A happy coincidence. It's an Australian show but it streams online and you can d/l the shows too, so check it out.
Here are some links to the artists of IA4
William Tyler has this excellent release, The Paper Hats
Sam Moss has a lot of releases that you should be listening too!
Nick Jonah Davis has a fantastic release that appears to only be available on eMusic.
Pat O'Connell on CDbaby!
Micah Blue Smaldone will be touring with Cian Nugent soon!
Mike Fekete on CDbaby!
Aaron Sheppard on MySpace
C Joynes on Myspace
Buy the CD at Tompkins Square, or get the vinyl while they last.
The interviews start tomorrow so stick around!
And one more thing, leave a comment on this post or any of the posts this week for a chance to win a copy of the IA4 CD. I'll pick the best comment on Friday.