Adam Chandler – Spider Sleep

It’s been four long years since Icon T-Shirt, the DIY folk-punk blast that signaled nothing but promise from NYC/VA songwriter Adam Chandler.  That album, along with the best tracks from 2005’s Vacation, features little more than Chandler and his bruised guitar swaggering through his songs as if he were backed by The Jam.  For his latest, Chandler decided to explore “the darker, more psychological side of my work and do it with a lot of varying textures and depth of tone.  I set out to create a sort of cinematic and more cohesive overall album this time than on my other two previous musical ventures.”  Spider Sleep uses layers of backing tracks to flesh out the sound while maintaining a minimal, stripped-down approach.  The result is clearly a darker and less overtly melodic collection of songs, but one that broadens Chandler’s skill at crafting memorable hooks and melodies.  Check out the brooding “Outsider Heart” and the album’s staggering centerpiece “Woe Is Me” below.  You can pick up Spider Sleep by emailing Chandler directly at spidersleeprecord@gmail.com and check out some of Chandler’s homemade music videos here

MP3  ::  Woe Is Me

MP3  ::  Outsider Heart

(from Spider Sleep. Buy here)

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