Made in Michigan: Grand Rapids — the Soil & the Sun’s Wake Up Child

February 20, 2012

Made In Michigan

Stylizing themselves as pure “corn-fed, Michigan-made New Mexican Space Music, or Experiential Spiritual Folk,” the Soil & the Sun make music that comes from Grand Rapids but sounds like it originated in a womb of myth, spirituality, and tradition. I’m not quite sure where I was the day their stunningly elegant Wake Up Child was released, but my God, I should’ve stopped whatever it was I was doing to grab my toke-stone and relapse on my couch.

Where should I begin? The harmonies? The utter vastness they transcend with such little effort, or simply that this may be the most talented bands in Michigan that have the pure talent to make it anywhere in America? With eight members that coalesce like the rock that meets earth, the Soil & the Sun have everything to look forward to. And for you, they’ll be playing this Friday (February 23) at the Pyramid Scheme in Grand Rapids.

Take a listen to Wake Up Child to make you remember that you’re surrounded by water, and if you’re not from Michigan, well, just think about that for a second.

STREAM: the Soil & the Sun’s Wake Up Child


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One Comment on “Made in Michigan: Grand Rapids — the Soil & the Sun’s Wake Up Child”

  1. Kevin Bruursema (@bruurs) Says:

    Bang on. This album is crazy good. And the couple that founded/leads it is without pretense–this music is who they are. Refreshing.


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