New Music: Boxharp (Scott Solter) – “The Green”
Scott Solter may not quite be a household name — or even a Brooklyn loft-hold name — but as John Vanderslice’s right-hand man at San Francisco’s Tiny Telephone studios and the producer of albums by Rawkblog favorites such as the Mountain Goats, Division Day and Liam Singer, the now-North Carolina-based musician is long overdue for further recognition. He may get it for his latest solo project, Boxharp, a collaboration with wife Wendy Solter. The band is still looking for a label to release the disc, but we can hear “The Green” now. The song shouldn’t be a surprise to Solter aficionados — like Vanderslice’s latest, Romanian Names, “The Green” is crisp, keyboard-heavy and harmony-laden, but unlike his longtime collaborator’s music, Wendy sings out a whirlpool of melody, dissonant and disorienting. Looking forward to more. [Photo by JV himself]
Boxharp – “The Green”: mp3
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