Daniel Ahearn is the dude behind the folktronic pop band ill lit. Dude has a pretty good way with a melody; he's been compared to Beck, and understandably so. Pray For Me By Name is a solo joint, due apparently to the man having his equipment stolen. As a result, the music found on this brief little EP isn't quite like the trippier moments of ill lit; it's more singer/songwriter fare, with occasional alt.country moments, but those are just lazy descriptive categories that mean absolutely nothing. The songs are kind of melancholy, like "San Vicente" and "Jesus Saves," but when he If I had to compare his voice to anyone, it would be the equally underrated Sean Na Na, especially on the sweet "Down for the Count." Though a brief affair, I really enjoyed the listening experience found here.
Listen To: "Down for the Count"
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