11 Songs, 45 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Following the quietly great Last Summer and Personal Record, the former Fiery Furnace’s third solo album filters folksy '60s- and '70s-style rock (think Zombies or Bob Dylan) through the slacker brilliance of '90s indie bands like Pavement. Wry, romantic, and written with enough offbeat detail to fill a Wes Anderson movie, New View captures the ins and outs of relationships in a voice that’s bittersweet (“Never Is a Long Time”), funny (“Cathy With the Curly Hair”), and, more often than not, both (“Sweetest Girl”).

EDITORS’ NOTES

Following the quietly great Last Summer and Personal Record, the former Fiery Furnace’s third solo album filters folksy '60s- and '70s-style rock (think Zombies or Bob Dylan) through the slacker brilliance of '90s indie bands like Pavement. Wry, romantic, and written with enough offbeat detail to fill a Wes Anderson movie, New View captures the ins and outs of relationships in a voice that’s bittersweet (“Never Is a Long Time”), funny (“Cathy With the Curly Hair”), and, more often than not, both (“Sweetest Girl”).

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Arleeski ,

Fantastic

this album is equal parts simplicity, beauty, creativity and talent. Very impressive.

GermPDX ,

Really wonderful

This record is loaded with great tracks, but that’s just the start. It sounds like it’s from 4 decades ago! Get ready for Simon and Garfunkel-esk harmonies and classic arrangements. Great songwriting with a nostalgic twist. Definitely recommend it. If you like “Personal Record” I can’t imagine you won’t like “New View."

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