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Friday, April 15, 2011

Broaden Your Horizons with a Free Sampler from the Mission's Porto Franco Records

Posted By on Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 4:16 PM

Seth Ford Young has a moody take on Satie's "Gnossienne #1"
  • Seth Ford Young has a moody take on Satie's "Gnossienne #1"
Pause the MGMT, get over your Fleet Foxes obsession, give up on Lady Gaga, and shove this in your ears instead: A new Spring 2011 sampler from the Mission's own Porto Franco Records, featuring a bunch of talented local artists making the kinds of music you don't listen to enough.

So what kind of music is that? Try jazz, folk, some gritty acoustic blues, and other, harder-to-label styles that you won't read about on Pitchfork. One of our favorite tracks here is Seth Ford Young's extended accordion, fiddle, and standup bass version of "Gnossienne #1," a classic piece from the highly influential French composer (and certified crazyman) Erik Satie. (Put this on and we guarantee you'll recognize it. You will probably also love it.)


We're also digging the the gritty funk of Seth Augustus' "Hey Hey Heraclitus," which sounds like Tom Waits growling from New Orleans -- and dig that sax solo! For more Down South flavor, check out Kally Price's "Love for the Asking," which sounds like a haunting, long-lost Billie Holliday tune. On second thought, you might want to wait until night falls, take a long walk along the waterfront, and experience this song then. But either way, there's plenty of good, local music to keep you busy here -- and it's all free.


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