I discovered Lauren Mann & The Fairly Odd Folk a couple weeks ago via Noisetrade. I immediately fell in love with this Western Canadian group's folk style. Their new album, Over Land & Sea, was released April 9th, and it's amazing. It quickly made my "Best of" album short-list for 2013. That opinion was reinforced last Saturday when I was able to see the group perform at a stop in Lancaster, PA. They're currently in the midst of a massive North American tour promoting their new album, so chances are they may be in your neck of the woods soon.
Years ago a couple of friends and I maintained a small little website called FriendsWithManagers. Born out our mutual love for Pedro the Lion, it became a place where we shared whatever piqued our interest. But life happened. I lost focus. A number of trials happened in my life and I needed to step away. While I stepped away from maintaining a blog, I still continued to find things that interested me.
And I still wanted to share things. In the last 5 years, a ton of tools have emerged to help people collect what they like around the internet. It's great. Yet I still wanted a place where I could bring all of these tools together into one place. I can share a lot of things in different places, nothing fits all my needs. I love sharing and I discover items all the time. Hopefully a few of the items that I've enjoyed, you'll enjoy as well.
If you have a recommendation as well, let me know @hellohynes. I'll be sure to give credit for any recommendation received.