I have found that, more often than not, when we get emails about bands that the shorter the email is, the more I generally enjoy the bands’ music. This isn’t always true, but more often than not, the music more than makes up for the lack of words in the email. It shows a certain confidence about what the band is doing that they don’t need to use an abundance of flowery descriptors to tell me why I’ll like it. It’s more of a “like it, or don’t” attitude. I can get behind that.
I bring this up because just yesterday we received an email from Portland, Oregon band Ocean Age about their latest EP. This is literally the whole of the email:
I was reading about wild nothing on your blog (such a good band!) and saw there was a place to submit music, so that’s what this is.
Gavi + Ocean Age
And then there was a link to the band’s MySpace, and a link to their EP if I was interested.
What I found was this: Ocean Age makes an otherworldly, minimalist electro-folk that doesn’t require any further explanation than that. It’s good. It’s quiet enough to float along undetected, but literary enough to feel weighty.
Ocean Age – Dalvik Tide (mp3) from Forest EP