Fireworks + Sigur Rós on my drive home.
Honestly, my single greatest fear is growing old and wondering where you are, wondering how beautiful you became with all the years, feeling the same way I do now at 24 when I’m 87.
So much love lately, I cannot thank you enough for all these amazing friendly and loving feels. I hope you are well!
YabYum Music and Arts: 4 Super Fresh Albums
Owl & Penny | Milk & Sugar
There is something subtly mystical deeply embedded within the music of Owl & Penny, almost as if nature herself is given voice through the songs. Milk & Sugar, the long awaited follow-up to 2009’s Fever Dreams, dropped over the weekend and I’ve already heard it more times than I’m willing to admit. Milk & Sugar lulls the listener with tranquil melodies and lyrics conveyed in soft and slightly saccharine tones before the wall of sound quietly crashes over you. Ryan Osterman, the man behind the music, creates sound sensory experiences in such a way that songs become almost tactile. You feel the songs gently wash over you, engulfing you. Take a moment and check out Milk & Sugar today!
I have this one memory of laying in your bed with you listening to DeVotchKa. I had to work really early the next morning and it was already late but I just wanted to stay there and kiss you more because I felt like that was one of the happiest moments I’ve ever lived. The kind that are burned into my mind for the rest of my years here; I know when I’m old and weathered I’ll still see your long hair and green eyes and cautious smile just as it was there. I hope you get to revisit that moment too sometime, because sometimes I get stuck there.
Nobody move; after 2 years and 2 months my dog is finally cuddling with me.
It is, we actually moved a mock studio outside into my back yard during a storm to record it so you hear the rain and wind. There was actually a full band studio version at one point but I just thought that the raw take we did sounded more honest and we went with that one.
My name is Ryan Osterman. When I first started writing and recording this record I was 20 years old or something; I’m 24 now. It’s been a really long and confusing and troubling and joyous process, falling into the gallows of my mind and somehow finding the way back to the surface and figuring out who I am and making that person the best possible version. It’s a really strange adventure losing who you are, becoming a ghost of some kind, to others, to your family, to yourself. This record is that, heartbreak, abandonment, death, growth, and somehow falling in love with the world around you and reclaiming your soul again.
I’ve spent 4 years of my life pouring my blood, sweat, tears, and grinding my bones into dust, nearly to my death for this record and I can’t even begin to explain the gratitude I would feel if you would listen to this. If you like Sigur Ros, Bon Iver, Radical Face, This Will Destroy You, Right Away Great Captain, or anything like that, you will enjoy this. I hope that you will.
Please, please reblog this so I can get this out to the world so that I can come to you in person, look you in the eyes, and truly thank you for believing in me throughout this incredible journey.