Thursday, June 28, 2012

[Listen & Download] Micah Dalton Fuses Soul and Folk

[Sounds like: Ben Harper, Caleb Hawley, Marvin Gaye]

My god, I was about to pack up my belongings and high tail it out west. With the western talent we've featured lately, I started to lose a little faith in my beloved east coast. I'm getting reassured tonight, however. Micah Dalton, a soulful singer/songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia, emits a unique sound resembling, as Paste Magazine puts it, an "earthier and cleverer Ben Harper." In our opinion, Dalton is also much more as he carries with him an arsenal of varying sounds. 

Dalton's most recent album, "Blue Frontier," debuted in March and showcases his versatility over numerous genre bending tracks. He's soulful and bluesy at one point, then switches to a much more relaxed sound, closer to the folk and acoustic sounds. Sometimes appearing in the same songs together, Dalton's genre-collaborating sound works perfectly and in fact provides a refreshing style. So thank you Micah. Not only have you supplied me with one of my favorite albums of the year, but for a second there, I thought I was gonna have to move to some town called Detroit. Stream "Blue Frontier" album below and either purchase the entire project via iTunes (or the physical here) or grab a couple free ones over on NoiseTrade. 

Purchase "Blue Frontier" HERE
Download a few from NoiseTrade THERE

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