New album: Darrin Bradbury || Artvertisement

American folk satirist Darrin Bradbury has released his third album, Artvertisement, in which he tells 12 tragicomic stories in 27 minutes and 46 seconds. Tempo (up, down), styles (folk, country, rock, punk), and instrumentation (electric and acoustic guitars, synthesizer, drum machine, piano) of the songs vary, but it’s the lyrics that steal the show. Each track opens with a telling line that represents another extraordinary thought from the singer / songwriter that sets the tone for the next 2-3 minutes, in which quotable observations, some name-dropping and sometimes a remarkable conclusion follow, before the next fanciful thought comes from the speakers. I won’t claim that the music will stand the test of time, but for now I’m having a great time with this record. RIYL Craig Finn, Courtney Barnett, Jeff Rosenstock.

Out now digitally, on CD and vinyl LP through ANTI- Records.

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