Brooklyn, New York singer-songwriter Matthew James McKibben aka Kibby is back with his third full-length album in as many years. After Seance Rock (2020) and Blabracadabra (2021), he has now released Ta Da. As provocative and striking as the title and cover art are, so little is known about the artist. Anyway, the music speaks for itself: this is dreamy psych pop with jangling guitars, atmospheric synths and intriguing vocals, to be placed somewhere between Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Mac DeMarco, Ezra Furman and Whitney. The sound is warm, the melodies are clever and appealing, the lyrics are earnest and the production is quirky and sometimes off the rails, but that’s what makes this DIY project so fascinating.
Ta Da is out now digitally and on cassette through Forged Artifacts.
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