Attic Fowler is the project of Atlanta-based guitarist Chris Rutledge who crafts a brand of deep-fried indie psych pop, a recipe which features a crispy outer layer of intertwined guitars and driving percussion that encapsulate a creamy wandering bass line and reverberated vocal croon. The music draws influence from late 80s dream-pop, psych-tinged jangle, and southern folk-rock, a sound which can quickly transform from a punchy hook into an echoing sonic wave. Since the project began in 2011, Attic Fowler has setup camp in 5 U.S. states and put out 7 self-recorded releases which have seen praise from the likes of NME, Austin Town Hall, and Melted Magazine, with 2015’s “City Hall” (Fall Break Records) being featured in the Fan Spotlight section of Bandcamp. With the release of “Toothless” in 2019, Attic Fowler continues its aural evolution with its most accessible indie rock composition to date. Keep an eye out for upcoming performances in the southeast where Rutledge is joined by the talents of Taylor Fairey (drums), Jack Watterson (bass), and David Holtzer (guitar) to bring the Attic Fowler catalog to life.
“Neighbors” is the first single off of the forthcoming “Easier” EP which paints a picture of suburban America where the neighborhood small talk is often more square than the meticulously trimmed hedges.
A catchy dreamy lo-fi rock from my favorite city of Atlanta, home of orchid mantis. I have a hunch the new Attic Fowler’s EP is going to be great.
You can find more music on Bandcamp.