And here it is guys. I will declare it right now. My favorite folk band to have contacted me these past 2 months is without a doubt, Rosie and Me. When I’m reviewing music submissions, I always try to give the entire song a chance, even if its completely awful… but there are times that you can tell something is going to be amazing by just listening to the first 5 seconds. At second thirteen of “Come Back” I had already fallen deeply in love with Rosie and Me, and there was no coming back.

Singer, Rosanne Machado, accurately describes the group as “unpretentious and simple”. Both ‘Come Back’ and ‘Bonfires’ are acoustic wonders that sound and feel as natural as the change of the seasons and as spontaneous as Snooki from the Jersey Shore. These positive, warm melodies are almost enough to fight the cold winter this year and keep you refreshed during the summer.

Rosie and Me have been well received in the US, Germany, Canada, Poland and many other countries expect for perhaps the most surprising one: Their hometown of Brazil. In truth, after I listened to their songs, I was a bit surprised they were actually from Brazil because you dont typically see an American folk influence in Latin American countries. This of course makes their sound all the more unique, drawing from different cultures to create a sound of their own.

If you like The Weepies, Band of Horses, Stars, William Fitzsimmons and Bon Iver… you will love Rosie and Me. There EP Bird and Whale is due on March 2010.. in the meantime here is “Come Back” and an exclusive Music Ninja release of “Bonfires”. You can also Pre-Order it here

Rosie and Me – Bonfires


Rosie and Me – Come Back

’Come Back’

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