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THE RECOMMENDER – YOURFEETSTOOBIG

YOURFEETSTOOBIG

We are brimming with confidence as we give a little Recommender backing to this very exciting, unsigned artist.  They’re like the ultimate listening pleasure, but be warned, you’ll probably be dancing to this one too, so do up those laces.  Introducing Yourfeetstoobig, or YFTB, from Chicago, Illinois.  After growing up with strong Jazz influences (see Fats Waller’s song, Your Feet’s Too Big) and dabbling in everything from hip hop beats to an acoustic backing, this one-man electronic project is Kevin Benishek’s current pursuit.  Well this and Polish sausage, according to our brief Q&A with him.  However, for the purposes of our review, we’re sure you won’t mind us focusing more on the music, if that’s OK with you.  YFTB’s tracks aren’t just catchy dance anthems, like those ending up on the various end of year compilations.  On the contrary, in just the few tracks currently available, we find a range of experiences and influences.  The beautiful Skimper Woodsy, for example, is a simple and moving electronic wail of emotion.  It rolls on with a choir of voices floating behind the soaring sine waves.  The more upbeat Furbearer starts off with melancholic piano loops and moves into a frenetic groove resembling someone tapping away frantically on an old school typewriter.  There is both some 80s and 90s in there to be sure, but it doesn’t dominate the sound, as it often does with some of the acts around these days.  The songs are highly danceable but engaging enough to listen to anywhere.  And just to move the charm factor up a notch, the songs are all named with a woods theme to honor Benishek’s dad and his mission to make his son a solid “woodsman.”  We don’t know if he succeeded, but we certainly dig the music he’s making.  We’re told you can expect an EP sometime late summer, just in time to provide the soundtrack to your own Autumnal forest frolicking.   (OG)

Find him here:        Myspace

Hear him here:        YOURFEETSTOOBIG – SKIMPER WOODSY

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3 Responses to “THE RECOMMENDER – YOURFEETSTOOBIG”


  1. 1 KGB
    July 12, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    another good find Mr MB keep up the good work

  2. 3 Colleen
    July 12, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Fun to read and listen, nice one OG


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