Known best for his work as the guitarist with such acts as Cap’n Jazz, Owls, Ghosts & Vodka, and Joan of Arc, Victor Villareal is doing things on his own these days and working with none other than the highly showcased Joyful Noise Records. His “unique guitar style includes elements of classical, Spanish, indie and even metal” which lends to a diverse ability within his capacity as an artist and this record will let you feel out all those moods he’s capable of creating.

Sleep Talk is the sophomore solo release for this guy and the first to include his bassist compadre, Erik Bocek, from Joan of Arc.

Check out the single from the release, That Familiar Band, down below!


The Details

Perhaps best known as the pioneering guitarist behind the legendary groups Cap'n Jazz and Owls, Victor Villarreal is one of the most inventive guitarists of modern indie-rock. His unique guitar style includes elements of classical, Spanish, indie and even metal. Now on the heels of his reunion with Owls (Polyvinyl), Victor is back with his new solo long player, "Sleep Talk".
"Sleep Talk" is Villarreal's second proper solo effort, and his first to enlist bassist (and early Joan of Arc member) Erik Bocek. Utilizing a "one man band" style of performance, the majority of "Sleep Talk" was recorded live in the studio, with Victor simultaneously performing guitar, percussion and vocals. Hinged on the tumbling rhythms of Villarreal's other-worldly guitar style, the tracks on "Sleep Talk" are diverse and moody, and will tickle your brain into a meditative stasis.

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