This month’s #ygkPlaylist marks the one year anniversary of our enduring effort to showcase talented local musicians. Since the project’s inception, we’ve featured new releases by dozens of familiar names and emerging artists, highlighting the likes of Miss Emily and Lost Cousins. Of course the playlist has also afforded us the opportunity to explore works by new and lesser known acts who are forging their own identities in studios and on local stages. This month’s anniversary playlist includes three distinctly different tracks, further demonstrating the depth of the local talent pool. As we embark on another year of championing Kingston’s music scene, it is my pleasure to invite you to hit play on the #ygkPlaylist for March 2016, featuring tracks by Warmer, BEECH LongBones and Ethan Lacelle.
Warmer: fresh off the release of their second album, Peak Health, which was recorded in the Queen St. Jam Space and The Tavern, amongst other locales. The band describes Peak Health as “a journey into the vines, never to be seen again”, and I’m betting you’ll get lost in their sound just as much as I did. Warmer consists of Cecily Taylor (vocals, rhythm guitar, synth), Laura Kelly (drums, bass), Kiel Vereecken (drums, bass), and Joseph Harvey (lead guitar). Find Warmer on BandCamp, Facebook and Cecily on Soundcloud.
BEECH LongBones: aside from two dozen impressive tracks and a whopping “dunno” listed for a bio, not much else is known about this newly discovered, local entity. Listen to any one of the tracks and you’ll find loads of synth, hypnotic beats and chill vibes all around. Find BEECH LongBones on Soundcloud.
Ethan Lacelle: another humble Soundcloud user with very little to say about themselves. At the very least, we can gather that Ethan “writes music for various bands and projects”, while he employs the alias “Sjoerd Music”. This particular track is short and sweet, and it leave us wanting more. Find Ethan on Soundcloud.
Every month, we comb Soundcloud looking for sounds that are unique to Kingston. We are constantly seeking out active musicians to show off to the local community and beyond. If you’re a musician who wants to be included in a future #ygkPlaylist, the first step is to get your original music up on Soundcloud and then follow us. We promise to follow you back, listen to your work and consider it for the monthly #ygkPlaylist.
Credit to Iris van Loon for the photo used in the background of of this month’s ygkPlaylist.