Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Glide Review - Kelley Stoltz - To Dreamers

Hey there people's, got a new review up on Glide.

Read it right c'here!

It is a of Kelley Stoltz new album To Dreamers.

This is a fun piece of garage pop that goes down smooth like Yoo-hoo

It also doesn't leave much of an impression, unlike Yoo-hoo which has been known to leave a slightly metallica aftertaste...that's just plain weird.

There is nothing really standoutish about To Dreamers, the garage rock I  lean towards is the more ramshackle kind (Reigning Sound being one example) and this oen goes for the smoother sound like Brendon Benson's solo stuff.

It isn't bad by any stretch; there is legit song crafting going on, chops, and a clear love of his early White Rock and Roll idols.  It is a pleasant listen, but it plays more as a homage to those early crooners then a new creation that used them as an influence.  The high tech recording makes things glide on by easily like floating on a river, but albums like this usually need a single to grab the ear, and more importantly bring the listener back...I just don't hear one. 

Feel free to tell me I am wrong....here are some samples of his tracks.
"I Remember You Were Wild"
"I Don't Get That"
The punkish "Fire Escape":


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