I’d like to say that Utah provides some killer talent in music. And maybe they do? However, to mine own ears David Archuleta, Neon Trees & The Used ( to name a few ) don’t count in my book. It seems like now we’ve hit the ultimate high with this “folk” phase. And everyone and their sister is wearing, singing and acting “modern folk”. Yes, I’ve rolled my eyes at this more than a few hundred times. Just walk downtown Provo and you will all know exactly what I mean.
I’d like to say that was the end of my Utah music stint and I can stand fast in knowing I couldn’t possibility like anything from this overly Mormon populated state BUT Justin Elswick the master mind from Sleeptheif has thankfully proven me wrong. Time and time again, album after album I have enjoyed on repeat all that Sleeptheif has to offer. I have never been disappointed, and remix after remix continue to look forward to Justin’s next track. So what do I say to all this, I say “Come out come out wherever you are.” If there is music like this hiding among the folk hash that Utah is currently providing, please show yourself. You’ll have a keeper in me forever.