The Daily Choice: Sam Miller – You Need To Hear It
Sam Miller is the combined whole of so many strange and disparate influences. You can hear Tom Waits, pre-cigarette-and-glass-croon. You can hear The National in the deep slow delivery of each line. You can hear Patrick Wolf and Perfume Genius in the theatrical presentation of everything combined. This is Andrew Lloyd Weber turned indie-rock, a song told not just in the musical composition, but in the atmospheric delivery. Sam Miller isn’t your guitar-and-stool singer-songwriter entrancing the crowds of your local granola-lovin’ coffee shop, Sam Miller is a man with a big, gothic vision and “You Need To Hear It” is the first, epic realization of that vision.