I have no musical talent whatsoever. My brief stint as a musician began and ended in fourth grade with the violin, and my interest in discovering new bands waxes and wanes. This year, however, is different. Somehow I’ve managed to stumble across several releases that have not only caught, and sustained, my attention, but have made me feel about music the way I feel about poetry.
Foremost among these releases is Matt & Kim’s Grand. For me, describing music is as elusive as describing perfume, so all I can say is that Grand has undertones of citrus, musk, and a hint of wood, and its songs linger in your mind the way a scent lingers on your shirt. It’ll put you in a good mood even if you don’t want to be in one.
Bio: Elizabeth Onusko is managing editor of Guernica. Read her last recommendation “here”:http://www.guernicamag.com/blog/1087/editors_pick_elizabeth_onusko/.