Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Say a Prayer

Daniel Ahearn, of the electro-acoustic folk rock band Ill Lit, released his solo EP, Pray For Me By Name, this week on Riparian Records. Late in 2007, Daniel was robbed. His electronics, his boom box, keyboards, and pedals—all stolen. As are result, all the songs on his new EP, Pray For Me By Name, were written to be songs that Daniel felt like he could play with just an acoustic guitar and his singing.

He's done a good job of it too. There's just something about the song "Down for the Count," that's ridiculously good. It's light and breezy sense of rhythm kind of rides this little wave of pop that makes it click. It's something that you shouldn't think is good because its kind of MOR, but it just hits the right way at the right time.

Pray For Me By Name was recorded between two houses, one in Malibu and one in the Valley. Daniel recorded enough material to also release a full-length album by the end of 2008. These songs are about traffic, drugs, hookers, the gymnastics of relationships and a fascination with the West Coast. Every one of them is a love song.
Check out the video for "Down for the Count,"

Download: Down for the Count

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