by Bill Pearis


San Francisco songwriter Dylan Shearer makes the sort of somber pop that sounds like rain. There's a distinct Englishness to it, too, that has drawn comparisons to Soft Machine's Kevin Ayers and Robert Wyatt and that is definitely in the right ballpark. (Elliot Smith could be a more recent comparison.) Shearer's new album, garragearray, was aided by Thee Oh Sees' Petey Dammit on bass and Comets on Fire's Noel von Harmonson on drums. It's out next week (4/15) via Cellar Records/Castle Face. We've got the premiere of the lovely "Mold in the Fold" and you can stream that in this post, along with another cut from the LP.

Album artwork and tracklist, plus the song streams, below...



Dylan Shearer - garragearray tracklist:
01. time to go
02. meadow mines (fort polio)
03. encore door (the validity in dying)
04. garagearray lookout
05. baggage claim
06. one fine day (in pictures)
07. everyone accept you
08. before you know it (its over)
09. barely by the waterside
10. mold in the fold
11. tough on grease (carillion)

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