Syd Arthur – “Dorothy”
***SXSW 2013 – OEB FRESHMAN FAVORITE***
Pairs Well With…Dirty Projectors, Radiohead, Portishead
Syd Arthur (a band, not a person) pulls off an incredibly mature sound on their debut LP On an On. The most impressive aspect of Syd Arthur’s music is the complexity found throughout every track, from the dark, jazzy melodies of “Dorothy” to the tense orchestral plucking of “First Difference”. Their rhythm section is willing to explore all sorts of territory. Seriously, don’t just stop at one track with Syd Arthur. The sonic interplay between the music and brooding vocals is pretty much perfect throughout the record. This is a great new discovery because Syd Arthur is really exploring new territory and this is just the beginning for the young quartet.