Thursday, January 9, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Bahamas' "Already Yours"

For awhile, I thought that Bahamas was sort of the Canadian equivalent to Jack Johnson - but over the years, through the albums and live shows, I've come to discover Afie Jurvanen's act is so, so much more.

Sure, the plucks of his acoustic guitar and handsome voice sound excellent when played beachside, the way Johnson's surfer ditties do, but Jurvanen's lush landscape of love and loss guitar ballads have always possessed this special, accessible kind of depth that you don't find with his singer-songwriter peers. Up until now, the ex-Feist guitarist and now famed Canadian folk musician's honest odes have been delightful bundles of impossibly laid back melodies and sweet stories, but his growing fame and upcoming projects signify new and beautiful things on his horizon. Either way, while the world outside is a skating rink, warm souvenirs like this one make every day a little cozier.

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