Friday Five: Prhyme Rhyme Boss, Lily Talmers, The Portingales, The DayNites, and JDSY
Friday Five is where we celebrate new and recent music by Washtenaw County artists.
This week we feature rapper Prhyme Rhyme Boss, jazz-tinged singer-songwriter Lily Talmers, Celtic-y folk from The Portingales, neo-R&B by The DayNites, and electronic weirdness courtesy JDSY.
Prhyme Rhyme Boss, "The Morning After"
Trenton Anton Davis—aka Prhyme Rhyme Boss—is a Pioneer grad (class of 2006) now living in Arizona. His latest song, the very catchy "The Morning After," is dedicated to his son. It's the first single off his upcoming The Night Before Last EP. You can also hear Prhyme's new "Party" freestyle here.
Lily Talmers, Midwest Pressure Cooker EP
Recent U-M grad Lily Talmers has released a steady stream of singles over the last year, three of which are on the new Midwest Pressue Cooker EP. Her music is laid-back jazz-tinged folk that evokes elements of Madeleine Peyroux and Cowboy Junkies. You can also stream this EP and Talmers' other singles on YouTube.
The Portingales, "Beautiful Soul"
The Portingales recorded their new song and video, "Beautiful Soul," right here at Big Sky Recording. The Celtic-y indie-folk tune is part of an upcoming EP, but you can hear all of the Ann Arbor group's self-titled debut album from November 2019.
The DayNights, The DayNights EP
We've previously posted "Cherry Blossom" and "Not Tomorrow" from this neo-soul group from Ypsilanti, and those tunes are part of a new five-song self-titled EP. Right now, you can only hear (and purchase) the EP on The DayNights' website.
JDSY, miCRo mELodY, All Avian Caricatures, and Wind EPs,
JDSY is an Ann Arbor-based electronic-music producer who cranks out releases like Donkey Kong tosses barrels—there are more than 40 albums and EPs on his Bandcamp page. His music is quirky and all over the place, evoking everything from ambient and chip tunes to modern classical and trip-hop.
Christopher Porter is a library technician and the editor of Pulp.