If you have been following me on Twitter (or are aware of my fanatical excitement regarding the S.F. Giants’ World Series win), I imagine you might have expected I’d be all up in here with Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” this morning, huh? Well, it has been hard to concentrate on anything else, but I’ve still found time to uncover great new music this week.
Speaking of which — I don’t know about you, but I definitely have a soft spot in my music-loving heart for a catchy pop tune recorded with a distinct DIY-approach. So it is with pleasure that I can introduce a recent lo-fi pop-folk discovery: Solomon’s Hollow. Solomon’s Hollow is the moniker of Portland-by-way-of-Boise based singer-songwriter Nate Agenbroad who records sincere and contentedly mellow folk, jazz and blues inspired tunes (think: Iron & Wine, Horse Feathers, & early Devendra Banhart) that he mixes, masters, writes and records all by himself. His latest, Genre Studies, is a spectacularly intimate album featuring a collection of leathery, beautifully evocative melodies constructed around Agenbroad’s gently sly vocals and intricately crafted instrumentation that includes everything from acoustic guitar, piano, and banjolele to jingling a fistful of spare change. Genre Studies will be available as a free download and via iTunes on November 9, 2010.
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