ryan gebhardt has recently put down roots in the midwest, but he recorded his self-titled venture as stanley in various boston and new york studios. if its lead single is any indication, the album would be a perfect soundtrack to such a cross-country move.
“brewin’ up” coalesces around a meandering, bucolic guitar motif that brackets breezy vocal snippets, permutating slightly with each new iteration. the end result is a four-minute soft pop gem, delicate am-radio sparkle that is remarkably assured in its delivery.
stanley arrives september 22nd via the tag-team efforts of forged artifacts and king forward records. sample its offerings with “brewin’ up,” below.