“I like all kinds of music, except classical.”
“I listen to everything but country.”
“My music tastes are really eclectic. I’m into to everything but hip-hop.”
Can we all agree that people that say these things are not actual music fans?
Okay, okay, I probably said one or more of those things when I was in high school. But thankfully, I outgrew that when I stopped needing my mom to pick me up from the mall.
My loyal 70DW readers (hey friend!) know that my tastes tend towards poppy electro or fuzzy indie rock. But the reality is this: there is amazing music coming from all genres out there.
Case in point: the fantastic sound being created by Houston’s Buxton. They’ve definitely earned an alt-country tag with their banjo and twangy vocals, but their influences are a bit more complex than that, with bits of rock and folk creeping in as well.
Take a listen to “Boy of Nine” off their 2012 album Nothing Here Seems Strange, and grab the mp3 if you dig it as much as I do:
Listen for: the all-band vocals that just beg for a crowd sing-along