DM (David) Stith is one of the anticipated break out artist for 2009. His debut EP was released on Asthmatic Kitty late last year and his first LP, Heavy Ghost, is due out March 10. “Pity Dance” is the first single and video from the album. His music is very soft and haunting and has a sound similar to Department of Eagles. David spent a year writing, arranging and recording, performing nearly all of the music on Heavy Ghost—even creating all of the album’s artwork—resulting in an intensely personal masterwork that exposes his own conflicted spirituality and his drive to find a place in which he belongs.
Take a look and a listen. Then be prepared to hear more from this gentleman who’s earned the love and support of Sufjan Stevens and My Brightest Diamond’s Shara Worden.
I loooove Rafter. Mostly because he’s a bona fide freak who makes really compelling, interesting and fresh music. Fast on the heels of ‘Sex Death Cassette‘ (one of my favorite albums) comes his new EP called ‘Sweaty Magic’. A distinct shift from his prior work, this album is quite bootylicious. As his label, Asthmatic Kitty, so aptly put it:
“Sweaty Magic is Rafter center stage in a gold Speedo (American Apparel banned at the door), firing lasers of love from his eyes. If you’re not shaking your booty by the second track, you might want to look behind you to make sure it’s still there.”
Asthmatic Kitty recently held a video contest and here are the winners to two of my favorite ‘Sweaty Magic’ tracks. Go ahead and ‘put a little salt in it!’
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