Vehicle Blues is Chicago songwriter Gabe Holcombe. He runs his own Lillerne Tape Club, and has put out limited-edition VB releases here/there, but the forthcoming 4-song EP Changer is his first “professionally manufactured” recording. It’s also the first “pro-CD” for the label Bridgetown (Cloud Nothings, etc.). We’re told the new songs are “documenting the lonely move from Kansas to Chicago in Winter of 2008.” They definitely sound thoughtful in a misty-eyed way. And like a slushy winter in the Midwest. There’s a photo of Holcombe at MySpace wearing a telling Swirlies shirt — You get that whispered shoegaze fuzz in his understated (but quietly in-the-red) pop gems (“Winter Lamborghini”) as well as the icy ambient pieces that are somehow just as catchy - Stereogum
released January 1, 2010
Written, performed and recorded by Gabe Holcombe in a studio apartment on the northside of Chicago.
CD, edition of 200
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