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TO DREAMERS delayed to 1st November

WATCH: Please to Meet Me

LISTEN: Bonus Tracks
LIVE: Headline UK Dates Confirmed

 “mesmerizing” Daily Mirror

“charged up chamber pop from overlooked auteur” Uncut

“Meet your new favourite lo-fi troubadour…..” Mojo
“Luscious, utterly absorbing stuff. This one truly stands out on it’s own” Time Out

Kelley, now a veritable godfather to the burgeoning San Francisco under/over-ground (folks like Thee Oh Sees, Sonny & the Sunsets, The Fresh & Onlys), has blazed a path since the late ‘90s as a home-recording guru and multi-instrumentalist. To Dreamers is the latest, rather fine addition to his repertoire but, due to circumstances beyond control, will arrive later than anticipated as the release date has been delayed to 1st November (via Sub Pop).   In The meantime Mr Stoltz has confirmed headline UK dates ahead of his Echo and the Bunneymen  support  in December. Full dates below.

We have had the decidedly good fortune of working with and getting to know Kelley Stoltz over the past several years and albums. And, in addition to being just remarkably, borderline infuriatingly, talented, we have found him to be a uniquely funny, endlessly charming guy who is conversant in all manner of interesting subjects, from home recording to kumquats.

In August of 2010 those kind folks at SUB POP sent the guys from YoursTruly to meet up with Kelley in their shared hometown of San Francisco. They successfully got him to talk about his thoughts on music and the process of working on his upcoming record, To Dreamers (Sub Pop, 1st November 2010). The end result is a pretty spot-on look at how great Kelley and his music is. Which is to say, we like it.  WATCH PLEASED TO MEET ME, with KELLEY STOLTZ

To Dreamers isn’t even out yet but our friends in the Pacific Northwest have kindly unveiled a brand new Kelley Stoltz tune ‘Keeping Up With The Chimes’. The track will feature on a special bonus CDR  containing no less than 5 brand new tracks only available when pre-ordering new album, To Dreamers via the SUB POP webshop on or before October 12th

28-Nov Bristol Start the Bus ++FREE SHOW++
29-Nov London Brixton Windmill ++HEADLINE++
30-Nov Winchester Railway Inn ++HEADLINE++
01-Dec Bristol St Bonaventures   ++HEADLINE++
02-Dec Nottingham The Maze ++HEADLINE++
04-Dec Birmingham Academy ::w/Echo and the Bunneymen::
06-Dec Oxford Academy ::w/Echo and the Bunneymen::
07-Dec Manchester Ritz ::w/Echo and the Bunneymen::
08-Dec Glasgow Academy  ::w/Echo and the Bunneymen::
09-Dec London Brixton  Academy ::w/Echo and the Bunneymen::
11-Dec Liverpool Olympia ::w/Echo and the Bunneymen::
12-Dec Liverpool Olympia ::w/Echo and the Bunneymen::

While Kelley Stoltz's nigh-religious reverence for all things Beatles, Beach Boys and Kinks has been at the fore on recent albums Below the Branches and Circular Sounds,  his new album, To Dreamers, blends a  more post-punk abandon into its layered everyman pop. Tasteful horn adornments blow against tom-tom beats and 12-string guitars meet reverbed mellotrons, under Stoltz's warm vocals.

As on prior albums, Kelley plays most of the instruments heard on To Dreamers himself, though two tracks here were recorded by Kelley and his band live in the studio. One of these is a cover version of the ‘60s nugget “Baby I Got News for You,” by “Big Boy” Pete Miller, who also performs on the recording, dusting off the very valve amps and guitar used on the 1965 original, to add vocals and fuzz.

No slouch on the live front, he was asked to open the Raconteurs first US tour in 2006, toured the USA and Europe with the Dirtbombs in 2008, and through a twist of volcano ash-cloud karma, was the support act to childhood heroes Echo and the Bunnymen, in 2010. His songs have been used for international ad campaigns for Volvo and Marriott Hotels, as well as in television and movies. I would wager that the entire reason behind music itself is to dream. From the young kid strumming a tennis racket along with the Ramones, to the box seats at the opera, the goal is the same.

What music does and should do is allow us to lose ourselves and be transported, to find the mystical land where milk and honey meets Xanadu. See where you go with this new Kelley Stoltz record—an album of tunes oddly familiar and yet surprising, like a dream itself.

Listen/ download a variety of Kelley’s past exploits HERE

“slow-tempo rustic folk Looped up and contorted by mad ideas… the stark beauty of Stoltz’s song shines through…” The Independent

“It’s a journey into the past that you’re happy to join him on” Sunday Times
 “a riot of great pop tunes” The Sun


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