Local Reviews: Ryan Schoeck

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Ryan Schoeck
Indian Headset
Street: 02.18.09
Ryan Schoeck = (Nick Drake + Matt Costa) / Fleet Foxes
Production on this album ends in a place where I wish more music would. Time went into making and producing this record, yes, but it hasn’t been polished to the point that it’s a work of aesthetics. The acoustic guitar has that beautiful shine that occasionally accompanies lo-fi folk like Devendra Banhart and The Ashworth. Old Of Montreal kept coming into my mind as I listened, but this is more earthy and relaxed. I smiled every time Schoeck’s voice dipped to curl into a comfortable note. Indian Headset is definitely worth listening to, and Schoeck will gain popularity with exposure.