By Anu | January 28th, 2013
I casually met Beatenberg in Cape Town a few years ago, and from what I remember, they were extremely kind and adorable. This is, of course, secondary to their music, but their sound exudes a warmth that must come from somewhere.
The band’s music is unlike what I normally post, but “The Sultan of The Economic Cafe” softens the heart and has charmed its way into my musical orbit. They define themselves as a pop band, and their sound is catchy enough, but it eschews the shelf life of most Top 40 songs. Instead, they remind me of going home to lie awake in my childhood bed and stare at the glow and the dark stickers on the ceiling, while listening to Jack Johnson’s always necessary, In Between Dreams.
If you are equally charmed, check out some acoustic visual goodness via “In B Flat” off Farm Photos, courtesy of Invisible Sessions. Then visit the trio’s Facebook or SoundCloud to pick up the newly released free download of “Echoes,” a track fit for pop fame.