E A Sprague
Sometime in 2013 I was trawling through Bandcamp looking for new and interesting music. I think Bandcamp is a great site but anyone who has ever done this before will appreciate just how incredibly vast the pool of material is on Bandcamp. It would seem that every man and his dog can, and has loaded their music up onto Bandcamp which is all well and good except that the lack of any useful filtering on the site can make it very difficult to navigate through to the stuff that will interest you. This of course makes it that much more rewarding to find something really great on this site, as was the case when I stumbled upon an album called 'The Last Days of Summer' by E A Sprague. Either by shear perseverance or complete fluke I somehow came across this album and had a feeling I would like it when I saw that one of the recommended tracks was titled 'We are going to die". So I listened and sure enough the album floored me. In an age where I seem to be more and more alienated from 'current' music with the release of each synthesiser driven album posing as indie (even Lorde is 'indie' for fucks sake), it is so reassuring to hear an album of heartfelt songs, seemingly born from the desire to convey emotion.