Common Market : ♥
Tobacco Road, the second LP effort from the seattle-based duo Common Market is an absolutely gorgeous musical contribution. RA Scion and Sabzi work together beautifully to create some of the most angelic beats I've heard in a while. Winter Takes All and Swell, the tracks listed above, are my two favorites. They have been stuck on repeat for multiple days now.
Sabzi (the deejay and producer) plays double genius duty as one half of another stunning Seattle-bred band, Blue Scholars. RA's (the emcee) poignant lyrics capture the art of story-telling, a skill Slick Rick and the rest of us should revel in.
Blue Scholars and Common Market blessed Portland last week (The Freshly Dipped Tour and as part of People Under The Stairs West coast tour, respectively). Both shows were thick with energetic crowds and personalized PUTS and Hieroglyphics hoodies.
Xoxo - S.