It’s no secret that I’m a sucker for a mellow, Elliott Smith-esque artist. I wouldn’t have named my son after the man if I didn’t have a mad respect for his artistry and pure, musical talents.
That’s exactly why when a friend turned me on to Andy Shauf I couldn’t believe what my ears were hearing from the speakers. But this man has layers to his craft that go beyond what some would call a copycat.
He’s funky, he’s sultry, he’s like god damn butter in the ear canal. Well, not actual Country Crock in your ears. That’d be terrible. You know what I’m talking about here.
I implore you to buy his recent record, The Party, on iTunes as soon as humanly possible. It will be the most worthwhile purchase you make all day. Pinky promise.