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Boston, MA (PRWEB) January 25, 2013
Stumble Into Tomorrow is the first full-length solo album from Boston-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist PRESTON COCHRAN. After recording two previous LPs with his band The Moores and a solo EP, the young Virginia native decided that it was time to release his first solo album.
Stumble Into Tomorrow opens with A Building Charred, a song that begins as a deceptively slow burn that gradually gives way to a full-on Jay Mascis, Dinosaur Jr. style extended guitar outro. Junkyard follows, and is a song that would have been comfortably at home on a Sparklehorse album. This is even more understandable when one considers that Alan Weatherhead (guitars, Mellotron, Chamberlin) and Miquel Urzbitondo (drums, percussion) both recorded and toured with Sparklehorses Mark Linkous. The lyrically poignant Plain to See perfectly depicts the imagery of a struggling relationship and features the kind of sweet harmonies one would expect to hear on a 70s-era CS&N record. Summer Flings highlights another dimension of Cochrans songwriting and gives a musical nod to Joy Division with a hooky chorus. Made of Two is a chugging Crazy Horse-meets-The Zombies power chord romp, complete with one of Cochrans signature Vox Continental organ solos. Just when the listener's ear gets used to the layers and textures in Made of Two, the elegant simplicity and restraint of Lovely and Remain hint at the Elliott Smith style songs many people associate with Cochrans more intimate acoustic-oriented songs.