See the Forest, See the Trees
Bloodshot Records
Street: 05.14

Kazyak =  Sufjan Stevens + Bon Iver
Peter Frey is the main man behind the adventurous chamber-pop band, Kazyak. The gentle finger-picking intro on “Pieces of My Map” immediately recalls the talents of Andrew Bird. Atmospheric sounds create an intimate space on “To The Manner Born,” while swooping strings and shuttering drums create a rustic texture over “Part I: Rabbiting Fox.” The arrangements of the orchestration and the delicate nuances Frey has put together is absolutely mesmerizing—it’s just a shame he stopped at Song Six. Kazyak will fit nicely next any other indie sweetheart band out there. –Courtney Blair