Friday, February 24, 2012
More To Explore: Shane Hurley, Fun Guns
For those who like: James Vincent McMorrow, Elliott Smith
Shane Hurley is a young Irish folk musician on the verge of releasing his debut EP. The record, It's...Depresso The Anxiety Clown (a loving tribute to my sad, sad life) is a collection of, surprise, gloomy folk tunes.
What sets Hurley apart is his self-awareness. You can tell just from the title, which pokes fun at the melancholy nature of the tunes.
For those who like: Beat Happening
LA's Fun Guns are a duo that truly embrace the lo-fi DIY spirit of the late '80s/early '90s underground.
Have a listen to Lemon Demos, which came out last summer: