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Auditory Aesthetics | Johnny Flynn

Johnny Flynn is the quintessential one-man-band.  The singer-songwriter to end all singer-songwriters, who’s taken the “folk” aesthetic of Simon and Garfunkel and submerged it into a crockpot along with grunge, Brit-pop and English shanties. And like his music, the design scene is experiencing a similar revival — That of Americana — where farmhouse sentiments meet the 21st century — where Folk… Continue Reading

Auditory Aesthetics: Neko Case

Neko Case….what more should be said? She is a rockstar in more ways than one. A talented musician. An advocate for animal rights. A saucy feminist who inspires us all with her songs and unique sense of humor. A Neko Case album favorite? Fox Confessor Brings the Flood released in 2006. With songs like ‘Hold… Continue Reading

Christmas: Auditory Aesthetics

I’ve been a fan of the band Low for many years, but somehow, I missed their 1999 Christmas album. I heard one of their Christmas songs on the radio last year and immediately recognized Mimi Parker’s unique vocals. The album, aptly titled Christmas has quickly became one of my holiday favorites. The album contains more original… Continue Reading

Natalie Prass: Auditory Aesthetics

As one of Rolling Stone’s “Ten New Artists You Need To Know” as well as one of Time Magazine’s “15 Artists To Watch in 2015″, Natalie Prass has definitely made an impression on the critics. And on the shop! Songs from her debut album have been sprinkled throughout our shop beats for months now. Her voice is… Continue Reading

Speaking in Tongues: Auditory Aesthetics Music & Design Blog

  Talking Heads’ 1983 album Speaking In Tongues is the band’s most approachable, but also arguably most creative, work. Widely regarded as a New Wave triumph, and, in my opinion, the most danceable album ever made, Speaking In Tongues saw the band employ a much-expanded lineup, adding up to 6 performers at live shows. Additionally, the clear… Continue Reading

Kind of Blue: Auditory Aesthetics

      “Everyone, even people who say they don’t like jazz, likes Kind of Blue. It’s cool, romantic, melancholic, and gorgeously melodic”         – Fred Kaplan     Miles Davis’ album Kind of Blue (1959) is often regarded as his best work as well as one of the best-selling and most… Continue Reading

Bella Donna: Auditory Aesthetics

Who doesn’t love Stevie Nicks?! I recently acquired her 1981 studio album Bella Donna from newly opened Josey Records located in the Crossroads at 18th and Oak. Since then, I cannot stop obsessing over how amazing Stevie looks with her mile-high platforms, feathered hair, and that crazy cockatoo! She is a force to be reckoned with, that… Continue Reading

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