When describing an artist, mentioning Elliott Smith's name makes me leery, raises all sorts of flags and puts me on the defensive. Same with Nick Drake. While I'm not a true blue aficionado of either artist, I've listened to each a lot, and own quite a few of their works, but have some holes in my collection. However, I know my way around their tortured works well enough to smell a phony. I don't smell a phony when I listen to Los Angeles based artist Angelo De Augustine's new single, 'Old Hope'. Somber, muted, and backed by a delicately finger picked acoustic, 'Old Hope' shows those comparisons were well thought out.
His debut album, Spirals Of Silence, is out on November 18th. Stream 'Old Hope' below, it's my Song of the Day!
For more information on Angelo:
NOVEMBER 10 – SEATTLE, WA
NOVEMBER 11 – PORTLAND, OR
NOVEMBER 12 – BEND, OR
NOVEMBER 13 – REDDING, CA
NOVEMBER 14 – FORESTVILLE, CA
NOVEMBER 15 – BERKELEY, CA (PRIVATE EVENT)
NOVEMBER 17 – WOODLAND HILLS, CA
NOVEMBER 18 – SAN DIEGO, CA
NOVEMBER 19 – SAN DIEGO, CA
NOVEMBER 20 - SAN DIEGO, CA @ BELLY UP TAVERN
NOVEMBER 21 - LOS ANGELES, CA @ EL RAY THEATRE
NOVEMBER 22 - SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ THE CHAPEL