Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Steve Hindalong Launches Kickstarter Campaign

Steve Hindalong has launched his Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund his second solo album, The Warbler. Indie Hindie has produced, written, and recorded a plethora of music in the 18 years since Skinny, but he's decided now to "surrender to the wind ten more songs" under his own name, rather than saving them for another artist he's producing or recording them with The Lost Dogs or The Choir.

Hindalong described that first solo album as a batch of "fuzzified folk tunes." Judging from the "O Hey Jimmy A" single that accompanies the Kickstarter, The Warbler will follow suit, except we should maybe swap "fuzzified" for "swirlified" since Marc Byrd is playing guitars. The new single also continues Hindalong's tradition of writing 'true-to-life' songs about his friends, with the new song mentioning Jimmy Abegg's growing blindness, penchant for self-rolled cigarettes, and presence documenting the Route 66 trip taken by The Lost Dogs.

Having long-since proven himself a master lyricist even before Skinny, Hindalong has yet to falter, and his last album with The Choir was among their best. The Warbler promises to be personal, whimsical, earthy, genuine, and just really good. Kickstarter rewards include an autographed CD, PDFs of hand-written lyrics and charts, T-shirts, a drum head, and skype calls with Indie Hindie himself. Check it out.

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