Without pretension, Stockholm's Simon Stålhamre, the gentleman behind Small Feet, covers huge swaths of emotional and intellectual ground as casually as if he were strolling out for a smoke, journeying through a shapeshifting landscape of dreams towards what another Scandinavian, Prince Hamlet, called "the undiscovered country". Like "All And Everyone", one of its standout tracks, From Far Enough Away Everything Sounds Like The Ocean recorded almost entirely at an 18th century cabin on an island in central Stockholm, with occasional forays to Snavely's own farmland hideaway outside the city finds Stålhamre literally whistling his apocalyptic woes, employing an alchemist's dedication to what once seemed impossible. It's definitely been worth waiting for.
Small Feet share "Liar Behind The Sun" video, announce new EP 17 Nov 2016
Today Brooklyn Vegan premiered the new single from Small Feet entitled, "Liar Behind The Sun" which will be on their new digital-only EP Dreaming The Dream.
Watch the video here.
Small Feet's debut album, From Far Enough Away Everything Sounds Like The Ocean, received rave reviews and the band toured both Europe and the United States. While working on their follow-up (to be released in early 2017) the band revisited a few unfinished gems from the From Far Enough Away... sessions to bring us the Dreaming The Dream EP.
Like Jason Molina, Simon Stålhamre has a voice that can swim out of a sinking heart. His emotional subtlety calls upon the dry humour of Bill Callahan, and there's a buoyancy to his language that floats his warm tenor, while at the same time allowing him to echo Daniel Johnston's inspired innocence. Tracks like the opener "Hymn", which comes in at barely over a minute, show Stålhamre's ability to state a simple beautiful truth with stunning minimalism. While "A Winter Coat On Bare Bones" could have very well been a recently discovered Neil Young outtake from Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere.