I know almost nothing about Dave Deporis -- and Google isn't helping much, except to inform me that he sometimes plays under the name David Who Loves the Sky. "Swan King in the Snow" and "Ghostly Baby" are the only songs of his I've heard, and they're astounding, similar to Devendra Banhart's music, but coming from a quieter, lonelier and altogether less whimsical place. I listen to a whole bunch of demos from unsigned bands, and it's exceedingly rare to come across anything that strikes me nearly this powerfully. Someone get this boy a record deal.
Daily Download: "Swan King in the Snow," Dave Deporis
A quieter, lonelier cousin to Devendra Banhart's music -- and the best unsigned music I've heard in ages.
July 11, 2005 11:01AM (UTC)
MORE FROM Salon Staff
COMPLETELY AD FREE,
FOR THE NEXT HOUR
Read Now, Pay Later - no upfront
registration for 1-Hour Access
7-Day Access and Monthly
Subscriptions also available
No tracking or personal data collection
beyond name and email address