Posts tagged ‘Brandon Schott’

June 28, 2012

Video Raid: Brandon Schott, ‘This Is Home’

You may have seen my review for Brandon Schott‘s most recent album, 13 Satellites, here last year. I was especially drawn to his tune “This Is Home,” which sparked both delight and serenity in my soul.

In “This is Home,” Schott waxes carefree about a rundown house, unpaid bills and the love that makes it all worthwhile — like a “Danny’s Song: Part II.”

Schott sought out people in his geographical vicinity earlier this year who would let him barge into their houses with with his cameras and instruments and friendly smile to make a music video for the song. It resulted in a quaint and heartwarming view of what all these strangers call home, and basically epitomizes what makes Schott such an endearing musician. He’s genuine, optimistic and down-to-earth. It shows in his  music, it shows in his face, and in the faces of the people who appear in the video.

Catch Schott’s debut appearance in Washington state with a Hearingade sponsored set at Wenatchee’s Caffè Mela June 30th. Wenatchee’s own The Bloody Oranges open the show at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for $12 at ticketfly.com, or will be available at the door for $15.

October 28, 2011

Brandon Schott releases dreamy ‘13 Satellites’ into pop music orbit

I have a very special appreciation for Brandon Schott‘s music, as I often am with music I’ve discovered all on my own. Not only is it good, but I didn’t need anybody to tell me it’s good! It was during one of my sweeps of iTunes new releases that I found the island-tinged “Good to Me” from his 2007 album, “Golden State.” It’s one of those songs you want to play on the beach at sunset with an umbrella drink in your hand.

Schott continues his tradition of feel-good music with his fourth full-length album, “13 Satellites.” People talk about wanting sincerity in their music; well, you will find all kinds of it here. This guy loves life, he’s passionate about his music, and there ain’t no bones about it. There’s an infectious buoyancy to every track bound to have you bopping your head in no time.

It’s impossible to miss the Beatles influence in Schott’s music. Think the mid-’60s “Rubber Soul,” “Revolver,” “Sgt. Pepper” phases of the Fab Four. “13 Satellites” would also appeal to fans of Guster, Jeremy Messersmith and “Head Trip in Every Key”-era Superdrag. You’re welcome.

This is an album for dreamers. At just a little over a minute long, “Build a Boat” is a sweet little uke tune about sharing time with a special someone in a rooftop watercraft. In “This is Home,” Schott waxes carefree about a rundown house, unpaid bills and the love that makes it all worthwhile — like a “Danny’s Song: Part II.”

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