Pitchfork Calls Leif Vollebekk’s New LP “Understated And Affecting”

Posted on Jan 13, 2020
Pitchfork Calls Leif Vollebekk’s New LP “Understated And Affecting”

A recent Pitchfork review of Leif Vollebekk‘s New Ways gives the Canadian singer-songwriter high marks while exploring the production techniques that make the record sound so warm. “Vollebekk laces his capacious, meandering music with a ’60s folk-jazz sensibility. He recorded New Ways directly to tape, allowing each song’s mood to dictate its direction… The sparse, tense “Hot Tears” doubles his voice while a piano and burnished hi-hat clear space to collate bygone days. When he fills out that baseline with a sumptuous Wurlitzer (as on ‘The Way That You Feel’) or a crestfallen sax (as on ‘Wait a While’), the songs remain understated and affecting.” Read the review here.

Vollebekk begins a short West Coast tour tomorrow. See him here:

1/14 – Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA
1/17 – Catalyst Atrium – Santa Cruz, CA
1/19 – Harlow’s – Sacramento, CA
1/20 – Swedish American Hall – San Francisco, CA
1/22 – Wildcraft Cider Works –  Eugene, OR
1/23 – Doug Fir – Portland, OR
1/24 – Columbia City Theatre – Seattle, WA
1/25 – Imperial – Vancouver, BC
1/26 – Winterruption Festival – Saskatoon, SK

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