RAISE A GLASS TO THE BIRTHDAY BOY
Chris Thile | 20 February 1981
if not for this man and his insane talent, I would have never ever wanted to learn something new.
damn! missed the opportunity to creepily tweet to Chris Thile.
I also didn’t realize he did the score to Stepbrothers. I’m the worst Chris Thile fangirl ever.
One of my favorite bands. This music gives me chills up and down my spine. It’s late at night and I think I’m gonna go crazy music fan over this.
Punch Brothers. Oh my word. Fantastic mix of instruments. Haunting, dark, terrifying music. Discordant at times, but it pulls you in more because of it. Warm sounds. Mysterious tones. Experimental. Masterful. I just want to go swimming in this music. Feel it wrap around me. It would be like wrapping myself up in darkness- terrifying but comforting. I’m unable to understand it, but I still feel connected to it. It’s familiar and fantastically new at the same time. The bass brings that comforting basic beat, but the tune it plays is strange. The fiddle brings a haunting high-pitched sound. It’s repetitive and unrelenting. The mandolin is muted most of the time as Chris likes to play. The guitar holds the song up as usual.The banjo. Don’t even get me started on the beautiful banjo. I don’t think of this as an indoors song. It’s bluegrass. It makes me think of the wilderness. Of things happening as the sun goes down. Of wind on a mountaintop. Of wooden buildings. Of the smell of cedar. Of the fabric that lines instrument cases. Of small stages and empty gravel roads. And herons flying over a lake. I can’t describe how much I love bluegrass. Wow.
Pretty amazing, though I’m not a huge Scruggs style banjo guy.
bask in the glory of all that is Punch Brothers!
Another New World - Punch Brothers (cover of Josh Ritter)
If there are any of you lovely tumblr people who haven’t heard this song, fix that right now. It is one of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard, and I also want you all to be as obsessed with it as I am. Okay, thanks.
the very first time I heard their cover of this song I had to stop and put my brain back together. and live? HOLY SHIT you guys, it’s….heavenly.