There is neither Jew nor Greek , slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in the spirit of good music.
But why Pitchfork and/or Stereogum haven’t written an article on Israeli singer/songwriter Asaf Avidan is not a surprise. If there is one thing common to some of the best art in the world is that it’s born out of tragedy, and what greater tragedy is there than a broken heart, a mess from which bloomed Asaf Avidan’s first EP, Now That You’re Leaving. A six track album about his breakup with then long term girlfriend. Four albums later we have “Different Pulses” an album thats bound to be as good, if not better than his last three (all of which you can listen to on his site) and I’m saying this based on instinct.
Different Pulses is not released yet, but will be this month in Israel, and in the early part of 2013 for the rest of the world according to his website. I could be wrong, but if you pre-order a physical copy of the album you’ll get a signed copy…? In any case, enjoy the music video/single from his upcoming works, and go ahead and check out some of his other stuff. You won’t be disappointed.