Steeped in both blissful stylistics akin to Orange Juice and Aztec Camera, as well smoother and proggier territory such as Roxy Music and 10CC, Toronto-based sophisti-pop artist Elrichman crafts unusual tunes with intricate arrangements. With songs satirical but filled with happy-go-lucky optimism, Elrichman functions as company for those who feel helpless in a time of abundance and consumption.
Elrichman – the project of singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Paul Erlichman – is set to release its new album Heaven’s Mayor. Following his work as part of the art-pop duo Goosebump (formally Germaphobes), Erlichman, who also plays in the jangle-pop quartet, Ducks Unlimited, recorded the new album with producer, Alex Gamble (Fucked Up, Alvvays). It’s the first record under the Elrichman moniker since 2014’s Young, Healthy, and Wonderful and finds further contributions from members of Hooded Fang (Jon Pappo), Weaves (Zach Bines) and Twisted Pine (Anh Phung).
Recorded at Toronto’s recently closed studios, The Hive, Heaven’s Mayor looks to meticulously examine how to be honest with oneself in our strange postmodern world. Featuring lavish strings and woodwind arrangements, it’s a versatile sophomore album that allows songs to celebrate their own sonic idiosyncrasies as much as they do their tales of
consumption, helplessness and despair.
Heaven's Mayor will be out on 4th of September 2020 on Bobo Integral Records.
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Remember how Bill Murray woke up to I Got You Babe every day in Groundhog Day? If that song would have been Made Of Moods, he at the very least experienced three and a half perfect minutes each day. It’s one of those songs that I enjoy each and every second of, with it’s jangly guitars and hushed vocals that almost have a Beach Boys vibe, especially in the verse. Truly, it’s a song for the ages. But the best news about Still Life is that it offers eleven additional underground pop gems. Niek || Add To Wantlist
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The indie pop on Songs From Another Life sounds confident yet delicate, and the strummy and jangly guitars makes me long for spring. Some songs sound like straight up Teenage Fanclub worship, but in a good way. Fans of The Byrds and Big Star will probably dig this as well. Niek || Add To Wantlist