Release Date: Mar 10, 2015
Record label: Universal
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock
Aero Flynn. interesting name, no? On their website is a touchingly loving essay from William Porterfield of Field Report, which illuminates better than any hackneyed press release the quite astonishing trajectory of the live and work of Josh Scott which has brought him to the place of finally, finally, releasing this, his debut album under the Aero Flynn moniker. Before we go any further and delve into the highways and byways of this beautiful record, I urge you to go to the site and read it now.
In an alternate universe, Josh Scott would have become a major indie rock success by now. The songwriter’s Eau Claire, Wisconsin band Amateur Love would have gotten blog buzz, become ubiquitous on dorm room stereos, and eventually been dubbed Best New Artist at the Grammys. But that’s not what happened. Instead, Scott’s friend Justin Vernon would go on to follow this path as Bon Iver, even though peers like Vernon and Field Report’s Chris Porterfield were convinced that Scott’s talent surpassed their own.