Another week, another Mercury
music section with nary a mention of SXSW. Well, after this one mention, I mean. So how are we to tell you about the future of music? Friends, the future of music is not down in Austin, Texas, crowded in with all the other bands and brands. No, the future of music is from Estonia. It is a band called Winny Puhh. And they are what music will sound (and look) like from now on.
Welcome to the future, music lovers.
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Joking aside! Milk Music
is an actual good band. Their music doesn't live in the future, or, more importantly, the past—their hardcore flower power resides in the here and now.
• • •BOAT
is the kind of band that inspires fans to bring their own confetti to shows. In other words, they're really fun and really great and a good reminder that life is short and none of us are getting any younger and we might as well make the most of it before we're all dead and buried and forgotten. Fun!
• • •Anaïs Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer
did their own versions of several of the Child Ballads, from the historical collection of traditional English and Scottish folk songs. Sounds scholarly? It isn't: The Child Ballads, while beautiful, are bloody tales of lust and revenge and werepeople. BONUS!
Due to deadlines, we weren't able to include our interview Anaïs Mitchell in print, but we've got the full Q&A up on the blog
. Her answers are great, thorough and thoughtful. Be sure to read it.
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Plus the usual glut of Up & Coming