Soon, I hope you will know me for the music I make under my name too. My songs are some sort of combination of early s pop, soul, cynicism and legitimate sincerity. I write about love, regret, assholes, communication breakdowns, my family, apathy, daily routines, and maintaining optimism in the face of unending contemporary bullshit. The accompanying video finds Caulfield sitting down, alone with his electric guitar, gently spilling his soul in song. All you can do is reach out to the people you still have and cherish your time with them. While without a doubt a DIIV soundalike in some ways, Caulfield distinguishes his art thanks to his own brand of compelling songwriting, his sweet vocals, and a strain of ethereal indie pop elements that give his songs space and levity his music. Mitch is the Editor-in-Chief of Atwood Magazine and a graduate from Tufts University, where he pursued his passions of music and psychology. In his off hours, Mitch may be found songwriting, wandering about one of New York's many neighborhoods, or writing an article on your next favorite artist for Atwood. Mitch's words of wisdom to fellow musicians and music lovers are thus: Keep your eyes open and never stop exploring.
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When he goes back to Chicago to finish his senior year at Loyola University in a couple of weeks, Colin Caulfield will have quite a story to tell about how he spent his summer vacation. Among the highlights are prepping his first album for a prominent New York indie label and opening shows for Dawes, Local Natives and Sebadoh frontman Lou Barlow. The St. Paul native was back in town visiting his family last week and returns Wednesday on his mini-tour with Barlow and Wye Oak , coming to the Bar. A drummer throughout his tenure at Cretin High School, Caulfield realized drum kits don't fit too well inside dorm rooms, so he picked up an acoustic guitar and keyboards instead.
Many have taken to YouTube in the hopes that their parody or cover of the latest pop cultural zeitgeist will lead them to some sort of viral fame and perhaps a shout-out on "The Soup". Many are deservedly ignored. I can't speak for Colin Caulfield's intents, but his niche focus resulted in a humble, but honest-to-god success story. He came to our attention due to a video of his covering Deerhunter's "Rainwater Cassette Exchange", a song written by a guy curious enough to find it and gregarious enough to post it on his blog, calling the version superior to his own. Caulfield's YouTube page also had videos covering Beach House, Bon Iver, and most recently, Ariel Pink, but it was presumably the originals that got the attention of the esteemed Frenchkiss label, who are now releasing his Boy EP under the name Young Man. While this style of come-up happens all the time in hip-hop, Caulfield's rise can easily cause skepticism in his realm: the indie listenership still puts a lot of credence in "you gotta pay your dues before you pay the rent," and is always uneasy with its tendency toward metacommentary. But even if you find no need for it to make some larger point about indie eating its own tail, the backstory is important because it gives you an extremely precise idea of what Boy EP sounds like-- acoustic guitars that give off the whiff of sunscreen, sunbaked loops, easygoing percussion, vocals blanched in reverb, and lyrics that take an "aw shucks" wistfulness to growing up-- in other words, singer-songwriter circa , the type that has no problem forgoing codified Proper Influences like Bowie and Eno or Elliott and Drake in favor of Panda and Bradford. We've endured quite a few bedroom acts in recent years that ape recent sonic palettes without adding any personal twist, and unfortunately, Boy doesn't go too far beyond "hey, it's that indie YouTube guy.
I love him more than life, He says the hours will get better after residency I really hope so. A couple of things I run into most is that people assume I am also Mormon. My job starts soon and in January I get started on my masters degree at a new school. All these are reasons to have some serious discussions. Perhaps I will have to start one. To his defense, when we were great, we were great. Maybe you will win. Do you believe in the Gospel as taught by the Church. Expect that you will do the majority of parenting and attend school functions alone.