The Tryout: Absofacto
The last couple months, I've been struggling to find new music that I like but Blalock's Indie Rock Playlist came through once again. Absofacto is a side project of Jonathan Visger (of Mason Proper) and the songs he's been putting together are a nice mix of catchy and mellow. I feel like the sound is familiar but I can't really pinpoint what bands I'd compare it to (maybe a mellower Ra Ra Riot?)
Just as great as the music IMO is the do it yourself approach Jonathan is taking; releasing the songs on his website, having a name your price deal for the singles, as well as a ten dollar download of all of the songs so far. I've always thought that this is the future of music, with artists taking control of their distribution, the internet being the means of marketing and spreading the word about the band, and the people actually making the music not losing most of their money to a record label.
I'd definitely recommend checking out the Absofacto website where you can download the music and also check out some video blogs that Jonathan had posted. So support an indie artist and get some great music while you're at it.
Here's the latest track from Absofacto.