Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Dear John, I'm Sorry To Disturb You, But ...

(Forgive the XTC reference.)

The current focus of my audiophilistic obsessions is the weepy, mournful, and almost cute vocals of Loney, Dear. His newest release, Dear John, is nothing short of exceptional. His new richer, more layered and lush compositions make his former releases seem simplistically precious by comparison; which is no small feat.

But don't take my word for it. Here's the opening track:

And here are some tracks from his 2007 release Loney, Noir (courtesy Loney, Dear's own website):

Hard days
I Am John
The City, The Airport

He's on tour right now with Andrew Bird and, regrettably, I don't live in a sufficiently cosmopolitan city to deserve a hometown visit, but I have aggravated everyone I know to be more fortunate than I to go see him.

Enjoy, and if you are able, go see him live!


  1. He's pretty catchy, for sure. If only that show weren't on a week night. Boo and hiss. Such is the story of my life.

  2. Ps by the way...if I were in a band, I would totally name them after a captcha word. You're a terribly clever girl.

    In these two comments I have gotten
    Sysestsk, which seems like it should be a death metal band, and Invizeda, which seems more like Mexican electronica to me.

  3. Is there such a thing?!

    If not, there should be. Heheh.

  4. Hey, look what I found. :)