Very rarely do I find albums from extremely small artists that I listen to for more than a week. There's maybe only a handful of two or three I find each year. One of my discoveries from 2013 was a release from a United States quartet, All There. Their self-titled conceptual album has quickly rose to the top of my most-played charts, and for good reason. Tracks like "You've Changed" and "The Road" keep me coming back, but the song that really strikes me is the introduction to the "winter" quarter of their album, the eponymous song "All There".
The band describe themselves as having a sound that is a cross between pop, ambient, and experimental. In their song "All There", well, it's all there. The surrounding and calming music alone is worth the listen. It's as if Stereofox favorite Lights & Motion took a more electronically pop influenced direction. And the vocals pair so unbelievably well with it, as they're used not only as vocals, but as an addition to the oh-so beautiful song as well.
Be sure to go and download All There's phenomenal debut on Bandcamp, currently as a pay-what-you-want sort of deal.