GABRIEL HART: The Nightlight EP: 7”

Gabriel Hart of Los Angeles area bands the Starvations and Jail Weddings plays solo here (with minimalist drumming by bandmate Ian Harrower) on this 7”, with four haunting, howling acoustic songs (three originals, one Masonics cover). Spanish-tinged guitar and a little bit of echo in the vocals give the songs a slight, spooky feel. The strumming and crooning seems to recall long-gone voices of the American pop and rock and roll catalogue—people like Roy Orbison and Ricky Nelson come to mind—without this being a tacky and tasteless throwback or some other novelty of Americana. –Jeff Proctor

 –guest (Red Wine)