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DSD April 12, 2017 "For the Braves" - Nazca

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DSD April 12, 2017 "For the Braves" - Nazca

Shaun Cordingley

Welcome to the "Daily Song Drop": theguysfrom.com's song of the day feature where our resident indie music writer and former DJ Shaun Cordingley features a song every weekday that he feels you need to hear. 

For the Braves - Nazca

Indie pop-folk is a tough genre to get my attention in, but "For the Braves" by Lyon-based band Nazca is one of those songs that just latched onto me; I wasn't sure I was going to share it, but I have been singing it off-and-on all week, so I figure I better, or at least pass this feel good earworm on to y'all. 

Check out the official audio below: 



"For the Braves" is a perfect combination of vocals (layered beautifully), ukulele, and an excellent percussion section; I mean, it's rare, especially in indie folk for me to notice the percussion (it's usually just there to supply a bit of tempo, or to get you stomping and clapping along), but Nazca's Navid Abbassi adds such a dynamic layer to "For the Braves", that when taken as a whole, with all of the elements put together (and produced flawlessly) forms one of the best folk-pop songs I've heard all year. 

Seriously, if you don't like "For the Braves", you don't like folk pop. 

Nazca released their EP Of Lights and Shades late last year, and features two different versions of "For the Braves", as well as just a whole lot more awesome like "Behold"...


Oh so close to a complete list for the DSD Playlist - Mar 17 , but that's alright...there is over 80 minutes of indie awesomeness available for you right now....not to mention...in case you somehow missed it, here is last months DSD Playlist - Feb 17
Plus, if you're interested, there is also an  Apple Music Playlist for the Top 20 Songs of 2016, where I put together my favourite tracks from last year. 

Remember, if you want me to expand where I put these playlists beyond Apple Music, you just need to let me know on Twitter, and I'll see what I can do.

-S (@Shauncord

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