Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Artist of The Day: Medal for Merit
Medal for Merit's New Years is a portable trip to the beach: it combines the acoustic guitar work of Jack Johnson, Dave Matthews and Jimmy Buffett with the lyrics and songwriting of last years ultimate beach band Armistice. The instrumentation on the album creates a laid back yet "anything goes" atmosphere that you would only see at the beach, the vocals feel are as smooth, soft, and soothing as your first walk on the softest beach sand, each song flows together and passes the time better than a ten minute swim under the clearest of waters. The magic of New Years isn't in a particular song, chorus, verse, or lyric, it is in the fact that the whole album flows together so well that it just seems like one nine minute and 40 second story. It is a nine minute 40 second story that can transport you to the beach on just one listen: it is a story where you can ride the biggest wave without escaping the comfort of your bed, where you can walk on the softest bed without actually deciding to move, where you can be the cornhole hero without actually knowing what the hell cornhole is, and you can relax without having to pay a small fortune to relax. New Years is a portable trip to the beach and one that anyone should be able to enjoy.
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