The Migrant – In The Sun
Undeniably Beirut in style, and even vocally Bjarke Bendtsen’s tone conveys an honest vulnerability that can’t help but draw comparisons. The sweeping waves of the melody, mimicking the movement of the ocean and the subtle strumming of the ukulele bring a purity to the sound I haven’t felt since I first heard Postcards from Italy, the Beirut version.
He’s from Denmark but is currently in the US and seems to be unsigned (which I cannot believe), according to his MySpace. The album, Travels in Lowland, looks to have been self-released this week and I’ve just ordered myself a copy.
He’s going to be over here at The Dublin Castle on 16 November which I’m definitely going to be going to if I can figure out how to get tickets – it seems to be a flyered show right now but maybe they’ll be selling some closer to the time.