Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Daniel Ahearn

Daniel Ahearn is a singer and songwriter living in LA. He is the creative center of folktronica pioneers Ill Lit. His first solo effort, Pray for me by name has been highlighted on iTunes and by taste-makers KCRW in Los Angeles.

Daniel Ahearn, releases his solo EP, Pray For Me By Name, at 18. June on Riparian Records. Late in 2007, Daniel was robbed. His electronics, his boom box, keyboards, and pedals—all stolen. All the songs on his new EP, Pray For Me By Name, were written to be songs that Daniel felt like he could play with just an acoustic guitar and his singing.

The songs on Pray For Me By Name are the result of a theft and subsequent change of heart and character- a step aside from the body and sound of his band Ill Lit. His solo material has recieved early praise, including a recent Singer/Songwriter spotlight at iTunes and a Download of the Day at Los Angeles based KCRW. As for influences, Daniel says; “It seems as though most of the music flying these days is steeped in a posturing I don't relate too, a fashion I don't understand and “ethics” that feel a wee bit hollow, if not outright forced. This recording was an effort to be as honest as a liar can be, and an effort to get to the songs at the bottom of the night.”

Pray For Me By Name was recorded between two houses, one in Malibu and one in the Valley. Daniel recorded enough material to also release a full-length album by the end of 2008. These songs are about traffic, drugs, hookers, the gymnastics of relationships and a fascination with the West Coast. Every one of them is a love song. Recommended!

Daniel Ahearn - Down For The Count
Daniel Ahearn @ MySpace

Daniel Ahearn - Down For The Count

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Blogger Ziggy said...

The National - The Virginia [EP] (2008) !!!
Sigur Ros - Med Sud Eyrum Spium Endalaust (2008) !!!
Tricky - Knowle West Boy (2008)
Massive Attack - Albums

Newton Faulkner - Hand Made By Robots (2008) !!!
Jose Gonzales - In Our Nature

The Dresden Dolls - No, Virginia (2008) !!!

Scarlett Johansson - Anywhere I Lay My Head (2008)
Nine Inch Nails - Ghosts
Prince - 3121

Coldplay - Viva La Vida (2008)

Russian Circles - Enter
World's End Girlfriend - Hurtbreak Wonderland
Kick The Can Crew - Magic Number + Vitalizer
Teriyaki Boyz - Beef Or Chicken

Ben Kweller - Ben Kweller

Adam Green - Gemstones

2 Many Djs - As Heard On Radio Soulwax, Pt. 02

Panic At The Disco - A Fever You Can't Sweat Out

5:59 PM  
Blogger daniel said...

first link to sigur ros is not working

2:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's not wrong, you know, it's down like Derby County.
I'd love the Tricky album, have you and your magic pixies managed to find it anywhere else?

Thanks for the awesome job you do on this blog!

10:00 AM  
Anonymous Guilherme said...

thanks. again

2:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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2:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great post!!!!! thank you!

8:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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12:40 PM  
Blogger Jonathan said...

I love that Daniel Ahern track! He sounds a lot like the lead singer for The Format. Thanks!

7:13 AM  

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