David Condos combines the ardent songwriting of Jeff Buckley, the edgy, yet soothing vocal sensibility of Stevie Wonder, and the lyrical prowess of artists like Jeff Tweedy to create an unsullied amalgam of vibrant soulful crooning and poignant eclectic rock. Indeed, the music of this Nashville-based 21-year-old wunderkind is not what one has come to expect from today's often predictable singer/songwriter. As evinced in his upcoming LP, Smoking City, which is slated for summer release, Condos is not limited by conventions of sonic and artistic typicality. Combining elements of alternative pop/rock, Americana folk, and a touch of soul, one would presume his music alone to be sufficiently unique. However, it is Condos' voice that separates him from even the most ambitious of today's artists. It contains a yearning, a bittersweet catharsis preceded only by lo-fi folk god Devendra Banhart and Buckley himself. With his perfect falsetto uttering intensely literate poetry, Condos' voice has what Coldplay fans live for. Familiar, but somehow unlike anything you have ever heard, David Condos has already taken his unorthodox musical approach to cities all over the U.S. Mostly in the north and southeast, these shows have stretched from Dallas to D.C., with many stops in between. Future touring aspirations only go taller. Following the mid-summer release of Smoking City, a handful of special acoustic performances are planned, while a renovated full-band show will be unveiled this fall. Writing songs since the age of ten, David Condos' music is only now beginning to reach it's full potential. This is, in part due to the recent help of producer/mixer/engineer Tom Laune (Mat Kearney, R.E.M., Bruce Springsteen). After striking a production agreement last fall, they embarked upon the 4-month creative process that became Smoking City. With the instrumental talent of drummer David Grant, guitarist Ian Leach, and an assortment of studio moguls, Condos has crafted a mature and highly listenable sound, a delicate balance of genres that transcends virtually any listening demographic and manages to catch every ear wise enough to listen.
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