Eric Lindley is the mastermind behind Careful, the intimate solo project of the multi-instrumentalist, producer and artist. A transplant from a community of artists, electronics hackers and experimental writers in Los Angeles, Lindley recorded the album entirely in an ad hoc studio in his small, Bedstuy apartment in Brooklyn, NY. Aside from spot mixing by his friend Andrew Munsey, and mastering by Josh Bonati, the production is entirely his own, belying the rich, orchestral range of both setting and vocals, which he electronically altered to sound like a duet between himself and a female voice. His fourth full-length album The World Doesn’t End will be released on Circle Into Square on April 22, 2014. Tracks like “Headlights; Mice-Like-Snowflakes” or “Unicorn” evoke Morrissey’s affinity for playfully hopeless storytelling within more classic songwriting structures. At the center is Lindley’s voice, alternately fragile and nimble, clear and calm, yet always on the verge of breaking, recalling in equal measure Elliott Smith and Chet Baker.
“Intimate, quirky songs with layered vocals that flow over warm acoustic guitar. Lindley colors his soft harmonies and restrained writing style with carefully placed electronics.” – NPR
RIYL: Future Islands, Xiu Xiu, Cold Cave, DNTEL, the Knife, Polica, Postal Service, Caribou
Recommended Tracks: Track #1 “Didn’t He Die?“, Track #2 “The Son is White“, Track #8 “You Will have to Kill Me“, track #9 “Unicorn“
track #3, #5 & #6
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Label: Circle Into Square