We’re excited to announce we’ll be giving a pair of tickets away to Wild Child and Elliot Moss this coming Friday, November 13 at 9:30 Club. Wild Child have been featured on CokeCanPoetry in the past, as the endearing Austin-based group is one of our favorite indie-folk live acts. Read more about Wild Child in our feature on them here and whilst you listen, enter to win tickets to the show by sending a tweet (or retweet) to @CokeCanPoetry.
Warming the crowd for Wild Child is a rising new talent — a 21-year-old multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and visual artist named Elliot Moss. Moss released his debut album Highspeeds on Grand Jury earlier this year, which was mixed, produced and recorded at Moss’ home studio. It’s an impressive and mature debut from such a young artist, whose falsetto vocals and emotive electronic sounds have been compared to Bon Iver. Listen to the luminous track “Best Light” below for a preview of what Moss has to offer.
Sure to be a dazzling show all around so enter to win today — we will reveal the winner Friday morning!
With two albums under their belt, Austin-based outfit Wild Child has cornered the market in indie folk since their inception in 2010. Formed by Kelsey Wilson (vocals, violin) and Alexander Beggins (vocals, ukulele), the duo grew quickly into a six-piece, as they enlisted members Drew Brunetti (drums), Sadie Wolfe (cello), Evan Magers (keyboards), and Chris D’Annunzio (bass). Kelsey is particularly gifted, once described by NPR as having “the voice of a Jazz Age Broadway baby, all coos and hiccups and shivers.” We concur wholeheartedly, as their mélange of instruments and singsongy melodies amount to all the warmth and heartiness of a fire on a cold winter’s day.
If you’re not yet familiar with Wild Child, do yourself a favor and stream a couple of standout tracks from their debut album Pillow Talk below. Really the entire album is worth listening to though, which is not something we say often here at Poetry. Their second album, The Runaround was produced by Ben Kweller’s boutique label The Noise Company in 2013.
Wild Child’s 2015 tour kicks off in North Carolina this week, with DC’s 9:30 Club as their next destination this Thursday. Check out their remaining tour dates on the poster below to see if they’re coming to a city near you.
Now that I’m back from abroad, I’m amped to finally be sharing my list of stand-out indie tracks from the last year!
In no particular order, below are my top 50 artists and/or tracks of 2012. Since I started blogging midway through the year, some of these artists have been honored with a post prior and some have not. Thus for the sake of diversifying, in some cases the featured track below is not necessarily my favorite but a varying version of the original or new track entirely (but equally adored, obv).