RIYL: The Magnetic Fields, Jens Lekman, David Byrne
Label: Chapter Music
Melbourne singer-songwriter eccentric Gregor is back with another batch of eclectic popÂ explorations for his sophomore release Silver Drop.Â His 2016 debutÂ Thoughts & Faults was a highly experimental endeavor, a mix of David Byrne’s nervous energy and Stephin Merritt’s playful earnestness.Â Chalk full of compelling off-kilterÂ guitar work andÂ wobbly synth blips, the album’s seemingly outsider appeal is still surprisingly listenable for mainstream audiences, a similar phenomenon for artists like John Maus, Ariel Pink and Talking Heads.
According to Gregor, Silver Drop “is the result of a yearning to free my self from lyrical inhibitions”, so expect a more open and honest piece of work here while maintaining the adventurous musical tinkering that you loved with Thoughts & Faults.Â Check out the leadoff single A Song About Holding HandsÂ below, a much more straightforward andÂ transparent approach than his previous work, andÂ grab the limitedÂ bone-colored wax after the ‘buy’ link.Â It’s shipping from Australia, so shipping will reflect a higher price than usual.
Limited edition bone-colored vinyl LP
Includes digital pre-order of Silver Drop. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment itâs released.
Digital album releases October 5, 2018.
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive