I follow Rough Trade Records on Twitter and they do a great job of tracking and promoting their artists across the web. SOAK is one of those artists and somehow I waited until the end of the year to oblige their promotion and click a link. SOAK a 19-year-old from Ireland and her beautiful debut record, Before We Forget How To Dream, is comprised of tracks she's been working on since she was 14. When I was 14, I was pretty into Sisqo.
My favorite episodes of "improv4humans" involve guest musicians who sit in and inspire scenes for Matt Besser and friends. On my flight to Portland back in October, Besser's guest on episode #209 was Frank Turner, the English singer-songwriter who released his sixth studio album, Positive Songs For Negative People, back in August. The thing that blew me away was how much energy he brought to an acoustic, in-studio performance.