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A 'Bone' to Pick



    Bone Quida Ida is one of San Diego's most promising new musicians, and he only has three songs.

    The one-man band -- aka Dustin Illingworth -- has released three tracks on Soundcloud, and each one's a gem. With his warm synth work and choral vocals doused in reverb, Bone Quida Ida calls to mind acts as varied as Animal Collective and Paul Simon. That the music makes such a big impression over the course of a few short tracks is a testament to Illingworth's obvious talent.

    That talent has already earned him plenty of attention. Blogs like Get off the Coast, Glo-Fi Must Die, Gluttony Is the New Black and Einstein Music Journal have all sung his praises, and the warm reception has prompted Illingworth to graduate Bone Quida Ida from solo recording project to full-fledged band.

    Expect live performances from Bone Quida Ida beginning in 2012, as well as a debut EP, tentatively titled Beneath the Pier, which will include the three already-released songs as well as some new ones. It may be too early to tell, but if Bone Quida Ida keeps up the level of quality he's already established, he should have no problem establishing himself as one of San Diego's most intriguing acts.

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    Chris Maroulakos is a writer and managing editor for the San Diego music blog Owl and Bear.