Snowblink: Black & White Mountains
As I was driving home from my first two-step dancing experience last night, I was searching for an appropriately paired Country song to suit my mood. Before I could delve deep into the Country archives of my iPod, I stumbled across "Unsurfed Waves" by Snowblink. There are 3,000 plus unknown artists on my 'SXSW 2013 Showcasing' playlist, and Snowblink are one of them.
My lust for country was quickly interrupted by the dreamy, Feist-like vocals of Daniela Gesundheit. Dan Goldman and Daniela Gesundheit now reside in Toronto, where they have become "one of the most compelling new voices on the Canadian scene" (CBC). Gesundheit re-located from San Francisco to Toronto where her music developed and began to take shape as a strong vocal duo with the help of Goldman. Since Snowblink restructured their band in the Canadian territory, they have been receiving supportive slots for Feist, Jeff Tweedy, Owen Pallett, Timber Timbre, Ohbijou & the Great Lake Swimmers.
Goldman's guitar picking compliments Gesundheit's etherial vocals beautifully; a pairing so simple yet just enough. Their video for "Black & White Mountains" is my favorite of theirs -- the most visually stimulating and artistically creative.
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Their album 'Black & White Mountains' was released in 2012 via Arts & Crafts.