Angus & Julia Stone

October 27, 2008

Angus & Julia Stone: This sibling duo hail from Sydney, Australia. Along with their amazing accents, they also give us amazing folk-pop music. At first, their vocals are a little hard to grasp. Angus’ voice reminds me a little of Damien Rice, while Julia’s voice reminds me slightly of another eccentric singer, Joanna Newsom. The two say they derive their music from listening to the 60’s and 70’s music of their parents. Their song “Paper Aeroplane” was a pretty silent hit but left its impression. It also is one of my favorite songs by them.

Unfortunately, their full length album, A Book Like This, was not released in the U.S. yet. Although, iTunes finally features their EP, Just A Boy. Apparently, the track “What You Wanted” was recently featured on the NBC series Lipstick Jungle. This will hopefully prompt them to release their amazing debut album.

Currently, they are touring the UK but are heading for the States in November.

11/17- San Diego, CA

11/18- Hollywood, CA

11/19- San Francisco, CA

11/22- New York, NY

I’m hoping to get to the New York show. I mean for $8 I am willing to take the trip to see them perform.

Songs to check out:

1.) The Beast: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ap5qvVhchY

2.) Wasted

3.)  Jewels & Gold: http://www.imeem.com/cybernetiko/music/wwDjJ0d1/angus_julia_stone_jewels_and_gold/

4.) Private Lawns

5.) Just a Boy

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3 Responses to “Angus & Julia Stone”

  1. Lisa said

    I really like finding new music that not many people have heard about. I just just wondering how you find the music that you are talking about on here?

  2. pete4ya said

    There are a lot of great resources out there nowadays which is nice.

    1.) Last.fm: Which is a great social music world I’m about to write about for class. It keeps tracks of all the songs you listen too and gives you similar artists.

    2.) iTunes: I am constantly on iTunes looking through artists I like and genres and just look through what other artists they have to offer. Usually the ones they suggest are not that good but give it a try.

    3.) Blogs/Magazines/TV: You just got to keep looking. Music magazines are the best like Blender, Spin, and Rolling Stone. Blogs are definitely showing a new side of music as well. VH1 usually show videos really early in the morning by some unknown artists.

    Have fun searching! Let me know if you find any good music blogs out there.

  3. Lisa said

    Thanks for the information!:) I will have to look around, and I will let you know if I find anything worthwhile!

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