Tuesday, December 4, 2007

NEW ARTIST ALERT!!!!!!!



We all fall in love with new bands/artists on a daily basis...
We cheat on our old favourite acts with brand new ones...
Monogamy does not exist when it comes to new artists...
And I have discovered a love for another emerging superstar...

Fresh Cherries From Yakima is the moniker for Douglas Martin...
An unsigned multi-instrumentalist & lyrical-poet...
For the past 24 house (since I first came across his music) I haven't been able to listen to anything else...
The music is melodic and engrossing, the lyric's dreamy and delicate & the vocal's are nothing short of awe and wonder - dry & whispering...

A self-proclaimed reclusive scruffy book-worm, Douglas has so many enthralling features flowing within his music, it would be an absolute insult to him if I tried to explain how they will make you feel when you hear them...
I wouldn't be able to do them justice...
These songs need to be heard...
They need to be discovered by welcoming ears...



I was awake until about 5 am last night...
I couldn't sleep due to the amount of coffee I drank during the day...
The entire night was spent smoking cigarettes and listening to Douglas' songs...
They took on a whole new meaning listening to them at night...

I don't want to name any other artists whom he reminds me of because it just wouldn't be fair...
These songs don't need comparisons (and neither does Douglas) because their delicate superiority speaks volumes...
However, I will say this - If you can imagine a more melodic Jeffrey Lewis amalgamated with a softer, more diaphanous Isaac Brock, then that is how I would describe Douglas' vocal ability...

You really need to support his music,
I implore you to do so.



Douglas is going to be releasing a brand new online EP for free entitled "Bourbon and Bedsheets," very soon.
His debut album, "Buttons for North Caroline" will be available digitally on New Year's Day (fuck Radiohead, buy this!) and hopefully, it will see a physical release in June....right in time for those beautiful summer nights...

Not content with being a very talented musician, he is also an avid blogger...
And his blog is nothing short of superb and witty...

Some links to this impressive dude's stuff:

His Myspace music profile is heeeere!!!
And his awesome music blog is heeeere!!!


For your listening pleasure, I give you one of the most fantastic songs I have heard in a very long time:
Fresh Cherries From Yakima - Lullaby for a Retired Model: Download Me Now!!!

A lot more music can be found on his blog, where he also has some fantastic cover-versions to boot.
Is there anything this guy can't do!?!?

5 comments:

Leslie said...

wow. this is quite a backing you are giving him. im very excited to listen to his music now.

Jack said...

Argh!!! I want to have my link on here for Chart Attack! Why is it sucking balls? That Lullaby song is magic. I like the version on his myspace. It has some weird sound effect like an airplane is going overhead or something.

Emma said...

he is darn cute. i like his vocals.

Anonymous said...

Yowza. he is really gud.

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And where I can download some of his music? It's curious to know, what he is doing.