RIYL: Parker Millsap, John Fullbright, Willie Watson

Label: Yep Roc Records

From Yep Roc Records:

“I wanted to let go and cut loose with this album,” says Jonah Tolchin of ‘Lava Lamp’, his fourth studio album, “I wanted to explore new terrain without any kind of rules or restrictions.” It’s that joyous sense of freedom and endless possibility that defines the bold and adventurous new collection. Built around a series of loose, live-in-the-studio performances, the record is more sonically diverse than anything in Tolchin’s catalog, expanding on the folk-blues style he’s become known for to incorporate elements of indie rock and grunge fueled by gritty electric guitars and a muscular rhythm section.

The songs here are still raw and emotional, reckoning with alienation and escapism in a modern world defined by 24/7 stimulation, but there’s a buoyancy to them that belies their intensity, a mischievous playfulness that Tolchin credits in part to his new role as a stepfather. In that sense, ‘Lava Lamp’ can be heard as the sound of Tolchin reconnecting with his own childhood, casting off the burdens of expectation and returning to a musical sandbox in which the only limits are the bounds of his imagination.”

Yep Roc has a delicious-looking “lava lamp” splatter colorway limited to 600 copies. Take a listen to the 2 available tracks below and grab a slab after the ‘buy’ link.

The Details

The First Edition pressing of Lava Lamp is on lava lamp-color vinyl! Limited to 600 copies worldwide.

Item ships out on or around July 14, 2022
Edition of 600

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Price $23

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