Indie Music Hour with DJ HotJack

A regular journey around the music scene

Unsigned Artist Alert – Good Morning, Captain


Tyler got in touch concerning his music project (Good Morning, Captain) and has made both of his EPs available to Indie Music Hour readers free of charge – see links at end.

The first EP I listened to is the one released this year, The Rewind. It has a sparse, stripped-back feel to it that creates a fragile and beautiful feel. Male and female vocals feature and portray an honesty much like Iron And Wine, The National or Band of Horses. ‘Umbrellas’ was probably my favourite track but it only just beat ‘Come Wander With Me’ as the female vocals on that were haunting. Although the EP is pretty new, it has an ‘old’ feel to it like much of the contemporary folk movement has.

The second EP is from 2005 and is called Poverty Hill Lane. It opens very differently to the other EP as ‘Autumn Rhythm’ has a post-rock core to it and a greater sense of urgency. In fact, the whole EP has a very different vibe to The Rewind – as a 4-year gap in recording would hopefully always dictate. I wouldn’t say either of the two were better … just different. On this EP, influences feel more upbeat with ‘Walking Distance’ sounding like an acoustic version of a jangly indie-pop tune and ‘Black Curtains’ ending with a gorgeous fuzzy guitar and electro sample playing counterpoint to the delicate vocals.

These are good pieces of work. Thanks to Tyler for getting in touch and sharing his music with us!

You can visit the myspace page HERE

The Rewind (2009) EP available HERE

Poverty Hill Lane (2005) EP available HERE


August 9, 2009 - Posted by | Album Reviews, Unsigned Artists | , , , , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. updated rewind ep link:

    Comment by daydreamintonation | April 8, 2010 | Reply

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