Misay Day is a straight-up folk band. In their video for 91.7's Local Live in-Studio, they perform "Wetlands" and of the three instruments they play, one is indeed a saw. And you know what? It works! It really works. In some instances folk music can seem too traditional, almost stagnant, but Misay Day's alternative folk music is alive and kicking.
The first time I heard "Imaginary Blues" and Kate Robberson came in, my mind went right to Regina Spektor's "Consequence of Sounds". The songs radiate with Robberson and Spektor's classic voices and cute inflections. This uncanny likeness was reaffirmed when I watched "Wetlands" where the vocals are rich and decadent and seconds later light.
The song as a whole acts to teleport your mind to a calmer place. I felt undertones of ambient influences in the calm atmosphere it held. Check out "Wetlands" and "Imaginary Blues" today and feel the cool vibes of alternative folk. -- Written by Katy Glass