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David Shane Smith

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Cloud Pleaser is now available on CDBaby:

http://cdbaby.com/cd/davidshanesmith
posted 8 years ago
Cloud Pleaser will be available at my show Sunday 3/1 at Spaceland... other places soon...
posted 8 years ago
biography
David Shane Smith would make a great science fiction writer, and I don’t mean the child-fantasy light sabers and spaceships kind. Instead, the decaying futuristic cities Smith evoked on his last 2 releases (Wintertower and Angry Earth) have more in common with the realistic bleakness of, say, Children of Men, Blade Runner, or a Philip K. Dick short story than the genre’s typical fare. Smith is at his best when painting stark scenes of environmental corrosion, urban degeneracy, and human indifference, and his latest, Cloud Pleaser, is full of them. His recent relocation from New York to Los Angeles has only intensified these themes.

Sonically, Smith still draws from a varied array of sources, including folk, electronica, ambient, and, to a lesser degree, hip-hop. Fingerpicked acoustic guitars blend with bedroom beats and jarring sound effects, and the arrangements often make unexpected twists and turns between these styles. Cloud Pleaser sounds like the creation of a guy equally indebted to Amnesiac, Rejoicing In The Hands, Paul’s Boutique, and Music Has The Right To Children. “Miserablism” is a prime example - it begins as a somber acoustic folk song that jarringly morphs into ... (+) expand
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stanleylucasrevolution wrote:
When can we hear more stuff?
7 years ago
danaamunategui (level 1) wrote:
my favorite music!
7 years ago
bulldog420 (level 27) wrote:
Wow! I need more please? Downloads???
8 years ago
mastaphoo (level 31) wrote:
I don't think I can describe the awesomeness that is your music. Please post more, or guide me to where I can find more. If I had money I would give it all to you.
8 years ago
beckysalljazzy (level 31) wrote:
Great song! Thanks so much for sharing.
8 years ago
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