Single: Alexei Shishkin – Autobahn & Bermuda

“Self-described as “a label’s worst nightmare”, Alexei Shishkin can often be found playing pickup soccer in a Ridgewood park or doubling down on a soup and sandwich combo, but you’ll never see him take the stage.

Shishkin’s style is equal parts prolific and poignant. Bringing an improvisational air to the bedroom slacker pop sound of the 90s and early 00s, his ability to build intersectional compositions from jazz voicings, simple loops, and musings on daily life results in a cathartic rush of content that is nowhere near slowing down.

By embracing the rough edges and eschewing performance in favor of creation, his musically reclusive style has fed on itself and grown into a singular voice all its own.”

Alexei, the talented musician, has been working diligently on his upcoming album, which is set to release at the end of June. As a long-time fan who has followed his career closely, I can attest to his impressive discography and prolific work ethic. His latest singles are a testament to his exceptional songwriting and craftsmanship, blending alt-country-inspired folky slacker indie rock with a unique twist that harkens back to the roots of American folk music. There is a special sax solo on the single Autobahn, which I highly recommend checking out.

His music is undeniably distinctive and stands out from the rest, making it a must-listen for any music lover. You can already pre-order his new album, which will be available on the renowned labels Rue Defense and Candlepin Records.