Simon Garrett

Simon Garrett's "Dreamworld" is an experimental odyssey, plays Sunnyvale 7.16

Dreamworld, the new LP from Brooklyn-based artist Simon Garrett, spills out onto the canvas like a knocked over can of paint, incorporating smatterings of electronica, breakbeat, and alternative rock throughout the course of its nine distinct tracks. It’s a record that’s hard to pin down, and Garrett seems to like it that way, directly confronting the listener by means of off-kilter percussive segues (“Expalina”), power-pop anthems (“Whole New Shaky”), and bare-bones lofi folk performances (“Last Sunday”). While by no means a thematically cohesive work, Garrett’s penchant for weird, disconcerting sonic textures and drive for experimentation ultimately delivers an album that’s satisfyingly strange, offering an idiosyncratic take on numerous genres from a radically new perspective. Listen below, and catch Simon Garrett on July 16th at Sunnyvale, supporting Racket Man, Tidal Gloom, and Phil and the Osophers. -Connor Beckett McInerney

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