Another work day and another day full of awesome music. Today’s workflow happened to be powered by the BRAND NEW album from Listener, titled “Time is a Machine”. I first heard about Listener while attending the Cornerstone Festival in 2010 and actually got one of his poems recorded (seen below).
Listener (made up of Dan Smith & Christin Nelson) performed like 6 times at that music festival and I never stayed around for an entire set. Not sure what I was thinking because, in hindsight, I should have stayed for all 6!
Shortly after the festival, I purchased the albums that were available (they released a new album shortly after Cornerstone ’10) and I was so happy to pick up their newest, “Time is a Machine“, early this morning!
In my opinion, Listener is getting better and better with each release both musically and lyrically. Dan Smith’s unique vocals layer beautifully on each track from the distorted rock melodies to the softer ballads. I saw Listener in Austin at the Beauty Bar a few years ago and really wish they’d tour again because, since purchasing this album, I’ve only had Listener on my playlist.