by Shabnam Ferdowsi
I was listening to a playlist on 8Tracks the other night when this song came on. I didn't look to see who it was, but the second the vocals came in I thought, "Oh, that's definitely The National." Boy, was I surprised when I checked to see the song title!
Berlin Bar Hounds is the solo project of Jacob Borg, based in Bateau Bay, Australia. He's not on Spotify, or iTunes, and he only has this one track he posted a month ago on Soundcloud. Yet this one track is close to hitting 29,000 plays and 400 likes. Lines like "Barcelona leaves a shadow longer than it needed to" capture the nostalgic bass-lines and Borg's deep vocals pull you into the waves. Fans are hooked and for good reason.
I'm really looking forward to hearing more of their music soon.