Andy’s solo work has been compared to the usual suspects: Brian Wilson (who praised his recent EP of Beach Boys covers), Neil Young, Syd Barrett, The Beatles, and even Dinosaur Jr. and Nirvana. But his sophomore album Plenum Castle is a departure from the straight-forward fuzz pop of his debut effort Fluff (he actually performed all the instruments on that one). This new album goes deeper in the pop, playing with new sounds and styles, and showcasing a skillfulness in songwriting.
Here’s what Andy had to say about his latest single from his new LP, Plenum Castle, “With ‘Impossible Girl’ I experimented with a drum machine and various keyboards and ended up creating what was, in my mind, a New Edition-esque sound. The electric bass guitar is the only guitar featured on this track. The lyrics are super cheese. I wanted it to sound like the kind of music that was played at the roller rink or at the mandatory school dances I attended in middle school when I was a kid.”
Andy Gabbard’s Plenum Castle will be released on digital and streaming formats July 14th through Alive Naturalsound Records.