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growing up in alabama surrounded by southern gospel, best friends nathan ‘nabob’ shineywater and rachael “raybob” hughes enjoyed living bohemian lifestyles. they both moved off to northern california and together created brightblack morning light. inspiring images of nature, their dreamy psych-folk patterns of ethereal sounds evolved into touring with the likes of devendra banhart, bonnie ‘prince’ billy, vetiver, white magic and joanna newsom bringing instant attention to dedicated new fans everywhere. back in june 2006, they released their official self-titled album, delivering quite the perfect soft music to drift to.

everybody daylight
[from brightblack morning light 2006]

new mexico
[from ala.cali.tucky 2004]

art. jeff soto

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“One glimpse is all it takes to tell you that Music Is Art is something special. You can start by judging this blog by its cover—it’s one of the best-designed, most aesthetically aware music blogs around—but there’s much more to it than just a pretty template. For one, Danielle Maree, the “dreamer/designer” behind MIA, focuses not only on excellent music, but on art, photography and writing and how they all intersect and inform the music. By sharing the sounds and sights that inspire her, she’s inspiring a growing number of readers on a daily basis. By documenting artists’ creative processes, she’s, in the process, creating a pretty substantial, always-evolving work of art herself.” - Nerd Litter

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5 Responses

  1. music is art

    i didnt grow up in alabama but brightblack morning light did 🙂

    im originally from boston.

  2. Paul

    Where in Alabama did you grow up? I find that completely inspiring for some reason.(i’m from Auburn)