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#1 Edited by CL60 (16906 posts) -

ROAR YOUTUBE SPAM!!

Yeah, this is a local artist from where I live, and it's a shame to me just how little amount of attention he has gotten. He's pretty damn good and has a awesome voice.

#2 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6788 posts) -

Quite a beard he has. Not a fan of that type of music, but he definitely has an awesome voice.

#3 Posted by BrockNRolla (1702 posts) -

So... Youtube spam.

Like you said.

#4 Posted by Winternet (7936 posts) -

He does have a large beard, so he's halfway of becoming a famous indie artist.

#5 Posted by superscatman (79 posts) -

Everyone seems to know at least one smaller artist that should get more attention.

I agree he is good and not the same cookie cutter kind of singer that seems to pop up on youtube all the time.

#6 Posted by EuanDewar (4509 posts) -

The voice is pretty alright. It's like he's stretching for a Tom Waits thing in places, especially on the first track but the lack of a severe rasp is killing it for me a little.

Second song is real cool though.

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#7 Edited by I_smell (3926 posts) -

Wow, I can't believe this man exists in the real, non-ficitonal world and not like... a Lemony Snickets book. Or a west-end musical. 
 
EDIT- ok now I'm watching the second one and oh it's just some dude.

#8 Posted by Emperor_Jimmu (249 posts) -

Dwarf-core.

#9 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

This explains a lot.

#10 Posted by xyzygy (9617 posts) -

His voice is so damn deep! It's a shame I hate acoustic music...

#11 Posted by Yummylee (20559 posts) -

@Winternet said:

He does have a large beard, so he's halfway of becoming a famous indie artist.

Not to mention the glasses. Give him a soft spoken London accent and there'd be no stopping the gushing stream of fans ;P But anyway this guy is pretty great. The top song is like something out of a Viking movie directed by Tim Burton.

#12 Posted by superscatman (79 posts) -

Oh, this guy is from Halifax! I'm from Newfoundland.

#13 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

I feel a lot of things should be more popular, but I don't go forcing it down people's throats on their favourite website. 
 
PUNK.

#14 Posted by Clinkz (1118 posts) -

I really, really, did not like the first song. The second one was just OK.

#15 Posted by SlashDance (1758 posts) -

I would pay money for a mod that adds the first one in Skyrim's taverns.

#16 Edited by Winternet (7936 posts) -

@Abyssfull said:

@Winternet said:

He does have a large beard, so he's halfway of becoming a famous indie artist.

Not to mention the glasses. Give him a soft spoken London accent and there'd be no stopping the gushing stream of fans ;P But anyway this guy is pretty great. The top song is like something out of a Viking movie directed by Tim Burton.

I'm trying to imagine a Viking movie directed by Tim Burton. My brains are being shattered to pieces.

#17 Posted by Vinny_Says (5630 posts) -

That bum needs a shower more than he needs popularity

#18 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

This guy is 25 going on 70.

#19 Posted by Cloudenvy (5890 posts) -

So, Youtube spam.

#20 Posted by thebeastwithtwobacks (137 posts) -

what the fuck was that first song? reminded me a little of the song about Gaston from Beauty and the Beast

#21 Posted by JeanLuc (3518 posts) -

@xobballox said:

Quite a beard he has. Not a fan of that type of music, but he definitely has an awesome voice.

My thoughts are similar. If I did know anybody that was into this kind of music I would recommend him for sure. I love giving attention to people that deserve it.

#22 Edited by jozzy (2041 posts) -

@Sooty said:

This guy is 25 going on 70.

Yeah, thought he was old but his skin looks young. Did i quick google but couldn't find his age.

EDIT: not a big fan of his voice or songs.

#23 Posted by I_smell (3926 posts) -

    It's less amazing when you can see it's just a bunch of mega-hipsters, but still quite good.
#24 Posted by M_33 (527 posts) -

Dude's damn good.

#25 Posted by SuperSambo (2837 posts) -

I actually like it...

#26 Posted by Yummylee (20559 posts) -

@Winternet said:

@Abyssfull said:

@Winternet said:

He does have a large beard, so he's halfway of becoming a famous indie artist.

Not to mention the glasses. Give him a soft spoken London accent and there'd be no stopping the gushing stream of fans ;P But anyway this guy is pretty great. The top song is like something out of a Viking movie directed by Tim Burton.

I'm trying to imagine a Viking movie directed by Tim Burton. My brains are being shattered to pieces.

Just imagine a gloomy Johnny Depp wearing a horned helmet with a beard and you're halfway there.

#27 Posted by SSully (4059 posts) -

That first song was fucking awesome. I am going to bookmark this for later.

#28 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -

@SSully said:

That first song was fucking awesome. I am going to bookmark this for later.

Seconded.

#29 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8060 posts) -

Being self-aware that you're posting Youtube spam does not make it okay bud.

#30 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

@SpikeSpiegel said:

@SSully said:

That first song was fucking awesome. I am going to bookmark this for later.

Seconded.

I think you can get his stuff on his website http://bencaplan.ca/ Or at least some of it.

#31 Edited by MooseyMcMan (9737 posts) -

Pfft. That beard is nothing. I know of a little ol' band from Texas with way better beards.

#32 Edited by clstirens (846 posts) -

Your beard... EDIT: rookie mistake :(

#33 Posted by ThomasP (1653 posts) -

Great artist. Missed his last show because of the flu.

#34 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5120 posts) -

Boring.

#35 Posted by TheKramer89 (422 posts) -

Third song is the best. The dude is alright. I like my band better

#36 Posted by PSNgamesun (373 posts) -

I really dig he second song real kool stuff nthe first one was bombastic in a good way he has a real talent with his writing the voice is a matter of taste but I like it sounds kool especially the second one

#37 Posted by PSNgamesun (373 posts) -

*his voice especially the* iPad sucks at posting shit lol

#38 Posted by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -

@clstirens said:

You're beard...

No, dude, you're beard.

#39 Posted by Sauson (560 posts) -

That first song is just awful. If you show people this guy to people again you shouldn't start with that because it's really off putting especially when that second song is great.

#40 Posted by Aronman789 (2674 posts) -

First song makes me feel like I'm suddenly in early 1920s Russia.

#41 Posted by plaintomato (598 posts) -

@BraveToaster said:

@clstirens said:

You're beard...

No, dude, you're beard.

Huh-uh. You ARE BEARD.

What's with all the douches calling out youtube spam? I guess it can be hard to come up with a better comment when you're surfing for off-topics to not like and trying to come up with anything to raise your post count.

#42 Edited by Barrock (3525 posts) -

What was the name of the guy that Giantbomb met at California Extreme that is a solo artist?

#43 Posted by PsEG (3489 posts) -

Wellp, if the OP's going to call it YouTube spam, then I guess that makes my job easy!

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