I’ve been watching Danielle Ate the Sandwich for a few years now, and have had the chance to see her live at a couple of fringe, Twin Cities coffee houses and whatnot. Her talent was obvious at the beginning and I was pleased to donate to her Kickstarter recently. Her new album, Like a King, was an immediate buy for me. Love her work, her flair for understated comedy, and her love of all things folk, 1920′s, and iconic Americana.
Local Natives may be the best thing to happen to me musically since Efterklang. Though suffering from the problem of looking like all other indie bands these days (namely, needing a shower, a shave, and a laundering), they are sound-rich and crystal-clear. Fitting for such a romantic weekend. I feel like the cool weather is waking me up from a long, troubling summer.