Days like yesterday are why I love reading and writing about music. All of this happened within the span of a few hours:
- Went to the YHT comments section to find the names of the two artists AnEarful recommended in relation to my Flying Lotus post.
- Listened to Moses Sumney’s Mid-City Island EP. (Spotify calls it a single, but 5 tracks and 15 minutes screams “EP” to me.)
- Listened to Taylor McFerrin’s Early Riser album.
- Listened to Mid-City Island again
- Listened to Mid-City Island again.
- Responded to AnEarful, saying that the way Sumney uses his voice reminds me of Panda Bear (who just released his own dynamite EP in advance of a full-length album due out in January, which may explain why he was front-of-mind).
- Decided I needed what I was hearing on vinyl.
- Asked the Internet whether there was a physical release of Mid-City Island (there wasn’t).
- Found out that Sumney recorded a cover of one of my favorite songs released in the last 5 years, James Blake’s “Lindisfarne.”
- Started mouth-breathing.
- Found out that Sumney released a limited-edition 7-inch in conjunction with this year’s Record Store Day.
- Emailed record store to find out if they had any copies or could still order one. Subject line: “A shot in the dark.”
- Calmed down by listening to Sumney’s version of “Lindisfarne” over and over.
- Fell into a rare state of bliss.
It was a good day.
Listen to Sumney’s take on “Lindisfarne” below and check out the excellent Mid-City Island EP in its entirety here. Mouth-breathing may result.