Release Date: Feb 7, 2006
Record label: Sub Pop
Genre(s): Indie, Rock
Kelley Stoltz seems to have a bottomless well of great songs. Catchy tunes and great vocal melodies seem to come as easily as breathing for this guy. His third full-length album is basically more of the same -- solid D.I.Y. rock & roll -- but there are a few new wrinkles. As pointed to by the EP ….
According to the Sydney Observer, Kelley Stoltz has a piano in his bedroom. This is not a manifestation of some Brian Wilson-like madness, but a matter of luck; it was there when he moved in. Since the San Francisco-based multi-instrumentalist and tunesmith is a bedroom pop kind of guy, he put it to good use. The tinkle and rumble of his honest-to-goodness upright is all over his new album Below The Branches, taking its place alongside the man’s spare drumming, reverberant guitar licks, and multi-tracked vocal harmonies.