Over the years, my musical taste has developed into such a wide range of interests that I have a hard time actually defining my "style". What characteristic does a band need in order to surely gain my attention and respect? What is the cheapest ticket to my heart? The only thing that I am consistently drawn to is individual intergrity. When I find a band that is dulcetly pleasing, all the musician needs to seal the deal is to give off the impression that he/she is in the art form/business for the right reasons. I hope that when I meet the musician, he/she will come off as a "cool dude". It has been of my greatest fortune, that since coming to Chicago, I have been able to see several of the musicians in which I witness utmost integrity, live. I have seen David Bazan humbly curse himself as he forgot a couple of lyrics to a song. I have seen Kristian Matsson (of The Tallest Man On Earth) respectfully take down several hecklers more than several notches. I have seen Justin Vernon alter his passionate croonings from Bon Iver folk to Gayngs' sexual soul. I have seen NOMO, a afro-jazz ensemble that takes the cake for kindest local band in Chicago, in Grant Park. However, Breathe Owl Breathe might have been the show that impressed me the most amongst all of these special artists.
Breathe Owl Breathe - "Across The Loch"
Breathe Owl Breathe - "Own Stunts"
Breathe Owl Breathe - "Swimming"
Download the band's Daytrotter Session. It's supa fly.
Breathe Owl Breathe- Dogwalkers of the New Age (Live at OPB) from opbmusic.org on Vimeo.
Breathe Owl Breathe - Home from Mostly Midwest on Vimeo.
Breathe Owl Breathe - Own Stunts from Magic Central on Vimeo.