Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Sax is having its moment

Maybe it's just me, but the saxophone seems to have become nearly ubiquitous in indie music this past year. There have been a number of bands in recent years who have used band and orchestra instruments to great effect, including Ra Ra Riot and Beirut, but the saxophone has never been chief among them. The saxophone's use has even run the gambit from fairly standard Kenny G-like solos to more experimental usage.

Some examples:

Destroyer - "Chinatown"

Patrick Wolf - "The City"

Bon Iver - "Beth/Rest"

M83 - "Midnight City"

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