secret boyfriend is ryan martin, a singer, songwriter and noise artist from carrboro, north carolina (a scene that's also home to profligate, lazy magnet and lack). he already has a slew of cassettes and vinyl to his name, including titles on ren schofield's i just live here and his own hot releases. martin's music is a post-hypnagogic expression of the lo-fi rock tradition (as originally pioneered by the likes of jim shepard, peter jefferies, the dead c,)
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"sometimes dust swept under the rug crumbles and within you find something you've been looking for - a piece of the puzzle alongside a stone that fell from your favorite ring dipped in precious copper.
"gastr del sol was the most prominent vehicle of indie rock stalwart david grubbs, a former member of squirrel bait and bastro. with gastr del sol, the louisville, ky-born vocalist/guitarist/pianist's evolution from conventional rock music into more intricate and sophisticated tone patterns became complete; debuting with the 1993 ep the serpentine similar, the group -- a shifting aggregate of talents initially including bassist bundy k. brown and drummer john mcentire -- began exploring a new approach, taking off from often improvisational performances to embark on highly idiosyncratic sonic adventures.