Excerpts from This Week’s Press Releases | 06.03.16

Purdy siked to bless the world w/ another tasty morsel from [Album]. [Ed. note: Say what?]


[The album] is like The Beach Boys’ Smile re-imagined in the Daisy Age: a mind-bending cartoon road movie that’s best viewed with closed eyes and an open mind.

Using a unique blend of organic and synthetic sounds, it is an inquisitive exploration of conflict and contrast within the themes of self-empowerment and vulnerability.

Blasted grassland, the thin ribbon line of the freeway unspooling beneath wheels, skies stretched wide between mountaintop. It is dream music, foggy, atmospheric, the melodies you hear while you gazing out through fingerprint smeared windows into a constantly moving, metamorphosing landscape….

“The title speaks to the vague theme of identity-confusion that is loosely woven into the songs – a reoccurring theme I recognized only after the writing was done. It’s a confusion which I think exists for most of us, sure, but that doesn’t mean it has to be the campfire in the middle of our circle; we don’t have to stare into the flames.”

[The album] narrates the story of a young woman who [Artist] met in the heart of winter in Paris, with each version of the original track telling a different side of the complex relationship. With help from visual artists, [Artist]’s newest EP finds the rapper bringing life to the frustrations and passion of his love affair. [Ed. note: This might not be so clunky and humorous if the artist weren’t a rapper. A rapper?!]

The album mirrors life’s series of altering paths: songs reference each other in lyrics and style, but sound wildly different from one moment to the next. [Ed. note: Read: The band can’t be bothered to stick with one style or genre.]

The Ohioan singer-songwriter taught [Artist] the key idea that anyone could be a musician, and there’s never a better time to be a musician than right now. [Ed. note: I beg to differ: Not anyone can—or should—be a musician. That kind of attitude is why there are so many untalented, undeserving bands clogging the airwaves and internet.]

The band came together with the idea that people with different experiences and stories could come together to make music. [Ed. note: Ya think?]

They will appear to be a ragtag set of traveling performers, accustomed to closing out barn dances and just as likely to steal your prize-winning cow as to wake up next to your sister in a hayloft.

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Laura Hamlett is the Managing Editor of PLAYBACK:stl. In a past life, she was also a music publicist and band manager. Besides music, books, and other forms of popular culture, she's a fan of the psychology behind true crime and violent criminals. Ask her about mass murder...if you dare.

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