With the slew of bands hustling to make a name for themselves in a place like New York, it becomes a seemingly impossible task to sift through it all to find the diamonds in the rough. Take for example, Brooklyn based band Ace Reporter, who I share the same stomping ground of a borough with. I was completely unaware of their existence until just recently. Once I laid ears on "Untouched And Arrived", however, I had to have the full lowdown on these guys. The story goes that after his former band The States broke up, longtime musician and frontman for Ace Reporter, Chris Snyder spent all of 2010 writing and recording a song per day, which he appropriately dubbed the threesixfive project. From there, Snyder took the best songs from all 365 of his creations and throughout the spring of 2011 poured over the songs to see if he could transform them beyond their inception. The results of his refining eventually were shaped in the form of his upcoming full-length debut, Yearling, which is slated for a February 2013 release.
"Untouched And Arrived" was a already a gem of a song as you can hear from the threesixfive version. Clearly Snyder took a lot of elbow grease to it in order to give it the polish and sparkle that it rightfully deserved. The final product is crisp like an early autumn morning and the vibrato in his vocals during the chorus are sure to send a slight bit of goosebumps down the side of your body. I am anxious to hear more from Yearling as we are still a few months out of February, but for now will be more than satisfied to come back to this song again and again.
Have a listen and download "Untouched And Arrived".
If you're in the NYC area, be sure to catch him next week during at least one of his three CMJ shows:
10/16/2012 | New York, NY | CMJ Ooh La La Showcase | Studio @ Webster Hall | 8pm
10/17/2012 | Brooklyn, NY | Deli Magazine CMJ Showcase | Spike Hill | 8pm
10/20/2012 | Brooklyn, NY | 24 West CMJ Showcase | Legion Bar | 4pm