Artist: Kelley Stoltz
Title: Two Imaginary Girls
Label: Les Disques Steak
Format: 7” (edition of 300 copies)
Genre: Indie Rock
Stoltz releases this 7 inch, a follow up to the Sub Pop album, “To Dreamers.” This single finds itself on the French indie label Les Disques Steak, who’ve pressed some lovely records by the likes of Tyvek, Les Bellas, and Destination Lonely.
Side A: With some dreamy vocals and lyrics, this track hits the title of this release home; it’s hints at an old time love song of sorts. It kind of reminds me of Guster in a way, but a little more on the driving indie rock side of things… it’s difficult to pinpoint who this reminds me of exactly. The track is instantly likable, mixing tried and true elements of the genre alongside some components of pop, psyche and maybe a hint of jangle. It’s a fresh spin on more accessible indie. The lyrics are sure to get stuck in your head.
Side B: A more laid back, mellower track, it definitely hits up the indie pop rock genre. It’s addictive and catchy, much like the A-side. This is my first real introduction to Stoltz but I can already see why folks flock toward him. Stoltz seems to have a knack for writing tracks that instantly trap themselves in your brain. What’s not to like, honestly?
Should you buy this? If you’re into the gentler side of indie, something along the lines of Guster, or something a bit more on the mellow side off of Sub Pop’s more recent catalog, this may be to your liking. Since this is a limited edition, it’d be wise to grab your copy soon. Support indie labels!
4.3 out of 5.