Album Review by guest writer Dave Ullrich
Artist: Andrew Vincent
Album: Rotten Pear
My high school experience was probably pretty normal.
I wasn't the nerdiest kid in the whole school, but I was also
definitely not the coolest. I ran with a quiet, law-abiding
group of friends with a slightly intellectual outsider view
of the world. Andrew Vincent seems like he could have
been part of my crew.
Rotten Pear has plenty of quiet electric guitar numbers,
Genesis-era keyboards and slightly intellectual outsider
lyrics. I get the feeling that Andrew Vincent is a thoughtful
guy that doesn't always get the good breaks. However, the
quality of this album shows he really should get some this
time around. This is my favourite new album of the year.
My basic recommendation is that you first buy this album
on Zunior, call up a few of your outsider friends, get
pizza/beer and then give it a play. It goes well on
rainy/snowy nights with people you really like. Listen to
the lyrics and roll with the mood.
- Dave Ullrich
Dave is the drummer for The Inbreds, the main musical force
of Egger, commander in chief of Zunior.com (Canada's largest
independent music download platform) and the head honcho
of the indie zine ThickSpecs.com.