ALBUM REVIEW: “The Sun Comes Through EP” by Kelley Stoltz
Artist: Kelley Stoltz
Album: The Sun Comes Through EP
Label: Sub Pop
Genre: Indie Rock, Rock/Pop
Kelley Stoltz offers up a fun, laid back, head-bobbing jam session on the his latest EP, The Sun Comes Through. The San Francisco resident opens with the title track about that special someone being able to lift the clouds. Throughout the Sub Pop release, Stoltz breaks up song structures regularly and at times songs appear to end only to be reopened into a morph or remix of their beginning. Look no further than “The Sun Comes Through” and “You’re Out of this World” for examples. The breaks are random and exciting. It may lead into a piano solo or as on the latter mentioned track, an organ jam session. “You’re Out of this World” ends with what sounds like a recorder held up to a passing parade. “Let’s Go Out Tonight” is a self-explanatory “turn off the TV for the night and let’s boogie” song. “Away with the Swans” and “Where You’re Going” sound like Grateful Dead-esque rambling themes.
This is a good EP from start to finish, which naturally lends to heightened anticipation for the full length coming February 2006.
- Review submitted by Jeff Bracco.