Double Exposure is Kelley's first album in a 3 years the last being To Dreamers which came out on Sub Pop. What the heck has he been doing since, you ask? Well renovating the garage for one, and using said garage studio to engineer, produce or encourage the above named bands… You see time flies when you're having fun. Add in some love, a little heartbreak, turning 40, deciding to jog everyday, staring at the wall, singing hundreds of songs into the phone, sleeping, recording an album of cover songs with his family, making a couple 45 singles, catching white wine buzzes, playing keyboards on tour with Rodriguez, and signing on with old supporters at Third Man Records… really as good old Sandy Denny sang, who knows where the time goes?
Anyway, if you stir up all that stuff and a few other things we won't mention here, you have the makings of the fantastic and heartfelt record, Double Exposure. 10 new jams that Thee Oh Sees main man, John Dwyer, describes as "A piece of gold in your ear, A lovely thought in your mind, A breeze in the sun, This record is perfect…"
Nicely put there Johnny! And you too will thrill to the sound of delay pedals twisting the keys on "Inside My Head", crane your neck to the backwards guitars of "Are You My Love", ramble and gamble to the clanging cymbals on the title track, question the sanity of a song called "Kim Chee Taco Man", and finally, fall down and weep at the sweet fluted sentiments of "It's Summertime Again".
For all of you Aussie rules fans, the album was mixed and mastered by Mikey Young of Eddy Current Suppression Ring/Total Control and features Stoltz playing most of the instruments himself and overdubbing parts through his trusty 8 track tape machine.