‘Featured Artist,’ Avalanche City, “Ends In The Ocean”

February 6th, 2012  |  by Nels Thoreson   |  Published in Songs of the Day

Today’s “Featured Artist and Song of the Day” showcases Auckland, New Zealand’s own, Avalanche City, with their song, “Ends In The Ocean,” off their debut album, Our New Life Above the Ground.  Avalanche City is the moniker for Dave Baxter, whose talents are spread across many genres and sounds.  This record, in its entirety, is the product of those talents, for he wrote, conceived, produced, recorded and played every instrument on the album.   Speaking on his process, Baxter said, “A song for me can start from anything. Sometimes I’ll hear someone say a word and that will start the process, other times, it’s an image that I focus on.”

The album has received well-deserved critical acclaim, which means the road calls, with tour dates.  It also means replicating the sound, so Baxter has brought other incredible musicians into the mix, with the likes of Johnny Brock (Bass), Stráhan Cole  (Guitar, Manjo, Ukulele), Ben Tolich (Keys, Manjo), Romelli Rodriguez (Violin, Drum, Glockenspiel, Accordion), and Ben Duncan (Drums).

Avalanche City will be heading to the US to play SXSW, and are a band to continue to look out for as they take to the troubadour’s road.

These words find their place in the song, “Ends In The Ocean,”

“oh my soul is free
it wandered away from me
my heart is so cold for the warmth from long ago
has wandered away from me

oh my soul can fly
its journeys are far and wide
but my heart is a weight for the burdens are great
and the journeys too far for me

but oh my soul it came home
with tales of a way that I’ll escape
but my heart it was weak and i could not speak
of how much i longed to be

with my soul i am free
my journeys a constant dream
that ends in the ocean but starts in the stream
my soul it so longs to be…”

For updates, tour dates, and other news click on their website, you can buy their music on iTunes, and can follow them on their Facebook Page.  Until the next show, or until the next time you’ll be able to listen to them, here is Avalanche City, with their song, “Ends In The Ocean,” enjoy,

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