Noble Kids - Pine
Got this beautiful song and nice note this weekend from Bryce Barsten, one of a Brooklyn trio with Kurt Woerpel and Michael Steiner:
I was born and raised on a llama farm in Greenacres, Washington. Just a short drive from Idaho, home of the potato. I was born into a family of 30 llamas, plus my sister. I am thankful today for my incredible experience of living in the country on a farm, with acres of green grass to play on as a child. Most importantly, I was taught the meaning of hard work! My mother comes from a Mexican/Hispanic heritage, and my father a Ukrainian/Polish. You can imagine what I look like. Hint: it’s furry and it spits.
Anyway, I played music all throughout high school in multiple bands, as most musicians do, until I found a band that had some serious chemistry. We worked extremely hard, until it was time for college, and we booked our last show (which was to be the biggest) to open up for Everclear. That night I received a small taste of what it’s like to perform in front of a large audience. The most important aspect of music to me is the connection between the music and the listener. The raw emotion I get when I listen to music is the feeling I want to give others. It was that night that felt truly connected to a thousand people I didn’t even know. They were strangers. People I would never see again.
Since then I moved to NYC to study 3D animation and to pursue music. Two years went by before I found someone I connected with musically. This time felt special. My writing style changed a lot, and music began to take on a new meaning. Our music together (as Noble Kids), feels real, and honest. We try to keep things simple, but interesting. We take a lot of influence from the Fleet Foxes, and Justin Vernon. Both using angelic harmonies, and destructive yet beautiful progressions to create their sound. We’ve been writing for a year now, and saved up enough money to record a small 4 song EP (titled “Kingdom”) at a studio in Brooklyn. We just released it a week ago.
I am humbled by your blog, and appreciate the time you’ve taken to read and consider our music. Feel free to offer our music for free download, or to stream anywhere you’d like (if you’re into it of course). Once again, thank you for your time, and support. I hope you enjoy.
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