New (Free) Music from Evan Andree
Atlanta’s Evan Andree is an indie success story waiting to happen. Over the past 18 months he has self-produced and recorded a trio of EPs, the latest of which hit the web last week. Andree’s strategy seems to be quality over quantity with each album featuring just three or four tracks – each of which show off his attention to detail and commitment to perfection.
His decision to use the free/share business model online has worked for him as well. The tunes were shared at some point with someone working with Nike and the UK branch of company ran his song “Panic” in part of their Olympic marketing blitz earlier this year (see it here).
Many reviewers have characterized his most recent release Invisible Sap as a departure in style. His previous two Flags EPs featured a more pop/electronic sound. While it definitely does differ, I’d hesitate to call it a departure in style. For an artist this young, I see it as more of musician finding his voice; experimenting, if you will, to develop his form.
The newest album has more of a guitar-based rock sound and an overall brighter mood than the earlier work. Lyrically, all the three songs seem to focus on the joy of romance with opener “American Girl” being the stand-out tracks. Dare I say it reminds me of a Hold Steady or Springsteen song?
When the tunes are free, you’ve got no excuse. Head over to Evan Andree’s Brite Revolution profile page to download the songs and let us know what you think in the comments below.