Ulysses: A Call To Arms

Dear Friends, After four years in the making, my second album, Ulysses, has officially launched! Whereas Daylight Savings, my first album, was written and recorded in solitude, Ulysses is a reaction to that; a celebration and collaboration with artists and people whom I’ve had the good fortune to meet through the first album. The call … Continue reading Ulysses: A Call To Arms

Heavy Metal Dreams Do Come True

So, in surreal news- I wrote some of the lyrics to the song that plays during the end credits of the movie “Body of Lies” entitled “Bird’s Eye”. I think I played some bass on it too… The track features the vocals of one of my all time favorite vocalists, Mike Patton of Faith No … Continue reading Heavy Metal Dreams Do Come True

El Camino

Adam’s such a powerful and sophisticated musician. I’ve seen him rip the most complex chord structures to shreds with his bare hands, navigate perilous harmonic mazes without breaking a sweat. He’s a monster composer in his own right, and to hear him play such a simple and fragile song as El Camino is a huge … Continue reading El Camino

Truck Was Struck

I love the depth of this song. Is she singing about a car accident, or the wreck of a love affair? or both? “we were crossing the line, before you tell the truth, remember there are two kinds of lies- there were the things that you did, and the things that were done to you…”

Take My Picture

Classic, brilliant Invisible Cities. I met Han and Sadie through the Apature festival and approached them as a rabid fan. Eventually I started playing gigs with them and started sitting in with them, the ultimate fan’s dream! I’ve always loved this tune. It has a zillion guitars on it, and contains imagery of a darkroom … Continue reading Take My Picture

Snow

The melody and phrasing of the lyric “Smile and hang your head” kills me everytime. It’s like a 3 page short story that leaves you breathless with the amount of soul and imagery in such little space. Man, I love this tune.

Seward Park

By some stroke of luck, I got a message from Tomo of Grand Hallway to play a show with them (and Odessa Chen) in SF this summer. Their set was was heartbreakingly beautiful, and I became an instant lifetime fan. Tomo’s voice and phrasing are unearthly, and instantly recognizable. This song makes me imagine walking … Continue reading Seward Park

Next Obsession

I wish I wrote this song. I heard him play it live and my head was exploding, it was so good. There’s also a rumor that Nyles is one of the nicest guys in indie rock. I’d like to confirm that rumor!