24 Songs, 34 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Los Angeles singer/songwriter Chris Price downloaded a four-track app and recorded this album on his iPhone with no external microphones, compression, or pre-amps. Price’s inspiration was to make a modern-day field recording that was also inspired by seminal albums of the '60s (which used limitations to enhance creativity). It also helps that Price’s songs are catchy and amazingly executed, as evidenced by the opening tune. “Suicide” weaves jangling vintage guitar tones into punk-rooted indie rock rhythms, while Price croons like man raised on Byrds records. The following standout, “That’s Your Boyfriend,” is a gorgeous piece of baroque pop influenced by The Left Banke, with witty lyrics musing on the mystery of beautiful girls. The elegant title track blends orchestral pop of Van Dyke Parks proportions with a timeless Kinks-inspired sophistication. With Homesick, Price proves that you don’t need Auto-Tune or even a recording studio to craft perfect pop.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Los Angeles singer/songwriter Chris Price downloaded a four-track app and recorded this album on his iPhone with no external microphones, compression, or pre-amps. Price’s inspiration was to make a modern-day field recording that was also inspired by seminal albums of the '60s (which used limitations to enhance creativity). It also helps that Price’s songs are catchy and amazingly executed, as evidenced by the opening tune. “Suicide” weaves jangling vintage guitar tones into punk-rooted indie rock rhythms, while Price croons like man raised on Byrds records. The following standout, “That’s Your Boyfriend,” is a gorgeous piece of baroque pop influenced by The Left Banke, with witty lyrics musing on the mystery of beautiful girls. The elegant title track blends orchestral pop of Van Dyke Parks proportions with a timeless Kinks-inspired sophistication. With Homesick, Price proves that you don’t need Auto-Tune or even a recording studio to craft perfect pop.

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2:34
2:54
3:14
3:09
3:01
3:03
2:34
2:09
2:19
2:55
4:12
2:08

About Chris Price

An American record producer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter, Chris Price was already an established musician and engineer when he released his debut solo album, Homesick, in 2012. Born Kristian Price Perez in Miami, Florida, Price is the son of Grammy Award-winning producer and songwriter Rudy Pérez. His first band, the aptly named Price, was a family affair with siblings Michael and Corey, and drummer Alex Ibanez. The group inked a deal with Geffen Records shortly after forming, and relocated to Los Angeles. The project yielded a handful of singles -- two of which found their way into feature films -- and an unreleased LP before calling it quits in 2009. That same year saw Price begin working on a power pop project with Rooney guitarist Taylor Locke. Operating under the moniker Taylor Locke & the Roughs, the group released two full-length LPs, Grain & Grape and Marathon, in 2010, followed by a concert album, Live at Rosalita's, in 2012. The following year saw Price co-produce The Soul of All Natural Things, the highly anticipated sophomore album by '70s psych-folk singer Linda Perhacs, her first in 44 years. He also began working with power pop icon Emitt Rhodes on his first collection of new music since the early '70s. The resulting Rainbow Ends was released in 2016. Stop Talking, Price's sophomore solo outing, arrived the following year. ~ James Christopher Monger

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