Wednesday, November 25, 2009


You Should Know: Johnnyswim by Toya

Quick, name three male/female duos off of the top of your head: *looks from side to side* Okay off of the top of my head I thought Kindred Family Soul, Peaches and Herb (seriously?) and...Koffee Brown? With a little more notice I would've come up with Sam and Ruby, Matt and Kim, Pete Yorn and Scarlett Johannsen but the fact remains such duos are few and far between. As anything new that can keep us from overproduced auto tuned music is most welcome, the luscious stylings of Johnnyswim are pretty refreshing.

According to their bio, husband and wife Abner and Amanda Ramirez started writing and performing together around Spring 2006. Their 2008 released EP "1-4" (available on iTunes, Rhapsody, etc.) is a beautiful collection of blended folk, soul, and pop songs that are good enough to be played in any kind of weather and good enough to just about any kind of ear. My fave track is "Why'd You Do It?" I can't wait for their full release. For more info on Johnnyswim, be sure to check out http://www.johnnyswim.com/ .

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