I have the habit of beating a dead horse when it comes to music (& food). I get a song or band that I like and then I play it... and play it some more... and then a bit more... and then months go by and I realize that I should move on from my obsession but it's too late so I play it some more... And you get the picture. Really... in high school Damien Rice's "O" CD just gave out on me. It literally died. I killed it from being played too much. So I bought a new one and listened to it non stop for another entire semester. Like literally, it didn't leave the CD player in my car. The same could be said of Gavin DeGraw's latest album last fall. Was in my car for 3 months... on repeat. If it wasn't for a Christmas music intervention, it'd probably still be in there. Anyways, this cycle really causes me to get into a musical rut sometimes. Fortunately, I married the Mister who is great at introducing me to new artists. He's been keeping me on my musical toes these past two years and I can appreciate it. Lord knows my iPod does. And I don't only have him to thank, but I also have his musical friends. Robinson is a band based out of Nashville with a winning combination of The Mister's friends. Seriously, hysterically funny guys. All this time I just thought they were funny and BAM they move to Nashville and release an EP. They're funny AND talented. And ladies... a few of them are single... just saying.
Laura over at Meet Virginia did a stellar review of the fellas work and I would encourage you to check it out, as well as her blog! It's a fav of mine! And I agree with Laura. If you like Mumford & Sons, the Avett Brothers, etc. you'll most likely LOVE Robinson.
Here's a little video to give you an idea of their feel:
These guys really are awesome. But as an added bonus it really is grassroots at this point. And let's all be honest, everyone loves to love the band before they become "THE BAND." It's like the ultimate bragging rights in the music industry. Well here's your shot to jump on board, because this band is going places. I keep waiting for their song I'll be Fine to pop up on a Grey's or Parenthood episode. LOVE IT.
So all that to say... give 'em a listen. Buy their EP. Follow them on Twitter. & get ready to be hooked. My iPod is already getting angry with me for the amount of times I've listened to them... Fortunately we just got Taylor Swift's new album and I've been blasting that in the mini this past week. So Robinson's been given a brief break before I go back to playing them on repeat.
PS. No worries, you'll see the twins in their Halloween costumes on Photo Friday - I haven't forsaken you. :)