ADAM FINCHLER: Hair Gimmicks of Apathy: CDEP

Jan 19, 2012

Formerly of Rubber Molding, Finchler delivers his latest acoustic project of six new tracks. Showcasing his different facets, each song differs from its predecessor. With “Elvis Thermometer” and “Freaky Painting,” Adam’s brand of quirky narrative is both laugh-out-loud and introspective, reminding me of They Might Be Giants. “I Love the Woods” veers off into a wistful lap steel solo while the intimate acoustic strumming of “President Coolidge” sounds like it could have been recorded in his bedroom. Where some singer/song writers fall into repetitive song structures and maudlin lyrics, Adam deftly avoids these pitfalls. And I love the album title! Recommended.

 –Kristen K (Self-released, [email protected])