It’s funny – I’ve always kind of placed The Tallest Man on Earth and Asgeir into a similar sonic basket, pretty much counting both as being indebted to the folk roots of Bob Dylan for their sound and success. Well, now Asgeir has gone ahead and covered one of The Tallest Man on Earth’s best songs, creating a fun little bit of cross-pollination. It’s a nicely different interpretation of “There’s No Leaving Now” than the original, so I encourage you to check it out. Fans of super catchy synth pop should be hip to BOYBOY, who’s got a dynamic new single out to enjoy and maybe even dance to. Additionally, let me throw some weight behind the new song “The Fool” from OCS, which is an offshoot of (fka Thee) Oh Sees. The difference between the two projects is the sound, as Oh Sees are loud and brash garage rock, while OCS is quiet and delicate. “The Fool” certainly makes that abundantly clear, with string and horn arrangements shifting in and out of this sedate ballad. Get sucked into its beauty. You may also enjoy other tracks in this set from artists such as Bermuda Triangle, Boys, Ella Grace, Geographer, Louis the Child (ft. Ashe), Mielo, Palms Trax, Sam Evian, and STRFKR.
Asgeir – There’s No Leaving Now (The Tallest Man on Earth cover)
BOYBOY – U
OCS – The Fool