Kicking off this week’s Listening Party is Anjuli Dawn, a “2-step/folk” musician and semi-recent arrival to Asheville. She’s now on her fourth album, Give, she uses her music to explore the themes of “emotion, integrity, loss and joy.” And if that wasn’t enough of a reason to give her a listen, she also plays the bouzouki. We suggest starting with the track “Sand.”
Next up is local indie-rock outfit Dice Fly High. Front man Thomas Fitzpatrick, bassist Zack Plemmons and drummer Brent Francese describe their sound as a “pop song structure” laced with a “entrancing and driving” mix of “pulsating dance beats” and “punk angst.” We suggest starting with the song “My Flavor.”
Lastly, we have local “electronica/breakbeat” team The Midnight Foundation. Joel Goffin, Andrew Suhren and Matt Harder sum up their sound as the “live, emotional soundscapes of midnight,” which seems a fitting musical vision. We suggest starting with “The Gentleman.”
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— Steve Shanafelt, A&E editor