Sun Kin-Good Feels.

22 07 2012

“I bet you think I am cruel.”

I’ve been staring at the screen for a while in the hopes this review writes itself. Not because what I’m listening to is awful, far from it. I cannot find the words to describe such a beautiful record. But, I’m going to try. Sun Kin blew my mind when I first heard them a few months back. Now they’ve put out a record, Good Feels and my love seems to have blossomed.

Good Feels is full of all the good feelings music should give you. Alright sure you may not feel like you are on some lucid trip. You don;t always need that. Sometimes you just need to feel as if your body is leaving you, and floating away. That’s a pretty special thing to get from music. You see, a lot of music seems to be quite soulless of late. But you always find a band that mean more than most. A band with so much heart, soul and passion; they make it easy for you to forget your surroundings. Sometimes you just need that. There’s an art to acceptance and carrying on. A band can help with this, Sun Kin do that.

My favourite track off Good Feels is Rust. Lyrically, I can pretty much relate to that now.

All the songs make me feel less shit with not doing anything of worth with my life. Sun Kill are though. They make music that is beautiful and 100% for the soul. You just need to be reminded of it sometimes you know? It’s alright to be pissed off. It’s okay to be vulnerable.

Sun Kin have some of New York’s finest on this record from Oliver (Ghost Pal) to Daniel Kolpin (Hooves.) The record was also mixed and mastered by Oliver. So you know, it is fair to say that this record is nothing short of perfect.

Kabir and James are just wonderful musicians who are an absolute credit to not just the New York music scene, but to music in general. They make music that makes you believe. They make music that is soothing and delicate. Yet it is enough to carry you through. They are the essence of Summer and a band that you NEED in your collection. Their lyrics are pure poetry and the music is sheer magic.

You can check the record out here : http://sunraykin.bandcamp.com/album/good-feels





Sun Kin.

8 06 2012

 

To deal with having to spend my Summer in a really shitty place I’m going to just listen to music that makes me feel like I’m somewhere else. I’m not sure if I’d be as driven to leave if I didn’t really detest where I am. Detest sounds stronger than hate, right? Cool. I’m sticking with detest. So, I’ll keep listening to music that makes me feel like I am somewhere else until I get out. This is honestly like being in prison. SEND HELP NOW.

Sun Kin are another West Coast band that are just bloody brilliant. They come from Berkeley (CA) and are about to put their debut single out. The single is produced by a chap I think is awesome, Oliver Ignatius (he’s in Ghost Pal, you should get to know.) And much like Ghost Pal’s music, Sun Kin have that massive sound to their music. It feels homely. Much like Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros. There’s such a community feel to their music, it just feels like one big party. Other bands that are like this vary from Broken Social Scene to Sons Of An Illustrious Father. They make you feel part of the music, and as a music lover (or obsessive) this ia big thing for me.

Although they make you think there’s about 50 of them in the band; there’s only two. Kabir Kumar and Patrick James.

The single, Rust is beautiful. As is Branches Out, the b-side. For those who know they are going to have a really shit Summer- this one is for you kids!

“Have I lost my track again? Will I run the train into the wall, will I locomote until I’m dead? I’ve been acting like a child, so confused about the zest for life that I do not want.” (Branches Out.)

You can get the single from their bandcamp page : http://sunraykin.bandcamp.com/album/rust

Enjoy, play loudly, sing along. And leave wherever you are.