Thursday, June 13, 2013

Two Kickstarters for Your Perusal

Two Kickstarters for musical endeavors that may be of interest:

A staple of early-1990s college radio as well as a staple of my mixtapes/CDs/Spotify playlists to this day, Toad the Wet Sprocket have been doing reunion tours for the last couple years, and have finally recorded a new album. They're running a Kickstarter to help push it out the door.

I've heard at least one of the new songs live, and it felt like classic Toad to me, so the fact that we're getting new music from them over 15 years after they were done seemingly for good is getting Junior High Jeff ridiculously excited. I've already backed it, hopefully the new album measures up.

Sofia Talvik is a Swedish singer-songwriter who specializes in folk and Americana-style music. Back in 2008 or so, when Amie Street was a thing, I tripped up on her release of her newest album at the time, Jonestown, and I instantly fell in love with the whole thing. I quickly sought out her back catalog, and I've kept up with all the new releases since then.

I did an interview with Talvik over at another site I blog at, Fruitless Pursuits. We talked a bit about the Kickstarter and her music, and if you're looking to support an independent artist who deserves a lot of credit for the work she puts in and output she produces, this Kickstarter is for you.

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