MXTS 2011 Preview: Communist Daughter

Posted in Music and other Arts by Tara Bouley on March 14, 2011

Communist Daughter is the project of Johnny Solomon out of St. Paul, Minnesota. They caught my attention last year with their first EP and the song “Not the Kid.” They have since released a full-length album. The music is so pretty, it makes you feel at ease, it lures you in just to break your heart with lyrics that are bleak and resigned, in the tradition of early Ryan Adams.

In the song Speed of Sound, Solomon toes the line between longing and surrender, “and I’m afraid I’ll stay. It’s not because of all the things that you would say. It’s because every time I fall in love is another time I watch you walk away.” With songs this beautiful, I for one welcome the heartache. Bring it on!

Communist Daughter will be performing at Music by the Slice Thursday, March 17th at 1:35 PM.

Track: Speed Of Sound

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Video: Not the Kid live in studio

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