13 Comments (since 17 Dec 2012)
Everyone who likes First Aid Kit should also give some love to "Tristen"... very kindred sounds.
I fully agree except ... I'd choose this and To a Poet (especially the last third).
@clickysounds I love it! Thank you for pointing me the way! It's a slightly brighter neighborhood than First Aid Kit's decidedly melancholy turf - which gets right to the heart of me - but awesome.
Not really thought through my favourite albums of 2012, but this will certainly be up near the top. This is probably my favourite track off the album.
@pjcj I love To a Poet too, deeply. in fact it's been a long time since I've taken an album this personally. I blame being from northern Minnesota surrounded by Swedes (yeah, that's it). But Blue is - for me - in a class of its own.
@AndyWilkinson the thing I love about this and the thing that makes it kind of perfect for TIMJ is that it's a (slightly unrequited) love song from one music addict to another, about that longing to connect on the level of music. also - I've mentioned this before, but whatever - it's a nice bit of personal icing on the cake that all four of these singers - June, Emmylou, Johnny and Gram - were on the first mix tape my wife ever made for me.
@robbfritz welcome! Tristen put on a great live set in Austin for a tiny bar crowd not too long ago, and she's freaking adorable too. About 4'11 ball of energy... acoustic guitar looks massive on her.
@robbfritz Oooo! Just found her doing "Blue Christmas". I think she just bumped someone on my #xjam list. ;-)
@clickysounds I've been listening to Charlatans on a loop this morning. after this I'm moving on to my #xjam list - I may be rejamming that.
@robbfritz she did an xmas 7" last year, there are 3 tracks to choose from (all on youtube or hypem) http://tristen.spinshop.com/details/116038?parent_url=http%3A%2F%2Ftristen.com%2F
@clickysounds pretty much addicted to Winter is Blue.
@robbfritz :-) (was my pick too)