Album: Lounger 150 – Lacross Street

I have shared a single from this album called Identical Yawns. I promised to return with the album once it is out and it has been for a week. I have to share the album description from the artist’s Bandcamp page, because I really like bios that are creative like this one:

an album about ego
an album about nostalgia
an album about a party

an album about a bus stop

a self-contained concept record that tells a story across three acts, nine songs

You can read the full description on the Bandcamp page.

This album is classic indie rock if there is something like that. I am really enjoying the guitar parts in all these songs. Such yummy melodies. Definitely an album worth your listening time.

Also, I am sharing a small write-up from the artist about the album:

A concept album about a bus stop told in (3) Acts across (9) Songs. The record was inspired by this photograph I took 10 years ago while waiting for the bus on Lacross Street; the album cover. Those young teenage mornings of having to wake up at 5:30 am to catch the bus. A weird isolation, far before the endless deluge of content at my finger times. Total silence if I didn’t have my iPod on me at the time! I wanted to make a record that capture this moment in Autumn. LACROSS STREET was recorded over the course of 2 years, self-funded late nights in the studio. The writing of the record itself comes from a time of critique of the hometown nostalgia I had been experiencing. The conflicting feelings of a return home to bitter nostalgia, to previous emotions, to stagnant suburban relationships -all framed by the haunting of this young high school bus stop on Lacross. A story told front-to-back on the record; a coming-of-age realization of when to stop performing a show that no one asked you to produce. This is a very personal record to me and who I was while writing it (as is any record I suppose!). I made this for my 16-year-old self, who would scour Bandcamp in 2012 to find the next big small band I’d torture my loved ones with. Pulling direct inspiration from my music heroes at the time (Modest Mouse, Built To Spill, Dismemberment Plan). Above all, this was a document to help me grasp with “HOW It Means To BE”, and how exactly to preserve the moment.

Great story, and a great album.

Apparently, there will be soon tapes for this release and some process book, so watch out for the Bandcamp page.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.