Monday, December 31, 2007

Matt Costa - Songs We Sing (Independent Release)

Yet another one of my beloved California songwriters, Matt Costa released this twelve track gem independently in 2005 and then later re-released on Jack Johnson's Brushfire Records label with a few differences in the track listing. Embodying Johnson, as well as Elliott Smith, Sam Beam, and countless other acoustic musicians, Costa has his work cut out for him if he is to create something that he can call his own, while moving into the forefront in this generation of songwriters. He accomplishes this, quite exceptionally actually, by fashioning a fine mix of subtle folk tones and creative, introspective harmonies that create for a spirited listen. Combine all this with great production quality, and the album has become a staple in my acoustic mix on the 'Pod. Standout Tracks: "Astair," and "Sunshine." Rating: 9/10



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i've been listening to him for years and he really has a lot of talent. future albums should be even better.

oh, and he's a former pro-skater that had a career ending injury, that turned to writing really good songs.