Kelley Stoltz

Ah! (Etc)

  • Kelley Stoltz - Ah! (Etc)
4th December 2020 / LP or CD / Agitated Records

Kelley Stoltz

Ah! (Etc)


Utterly delighted to be presenting psych-rock-troubadour-and-more Kelley Stoltz on Dinked.

As you are aware, the Kelley Stoltz album has been delayed until 4th December. However, due to human error in the chaos of everything this year, the Dinked Edition was in fact pressed on this gorgeous yellow splatter vinyl, rather than the blue splatter that was ordered. We think we've lucked out, as this little ray of sunshine is quite befitting of the record. No need to be blue - let the sunshine in instead! Please don't be cross about it.
+ Dinked Edition 70
+ Exclusive YELLOW splatter vinyl
+ Exclusive bonus 4 track "Casio Life" EP on Pink vinyl.
+ Hand numbered+ 400 copies only
“I was guzzling wine at my favorite bar in San Francisco, the Rite Spot, and the entertainment that night was some local opera singers singing along with a big video screen showing a collage of various operatic moments with subtitles. One particular subtitle, ‘Ah!-(etc)’ made me laugh, I thought it was a perfect description of life - the joy of existence against the etcetera of it all, the struggle. With a heavy head of rose’ it seemed like ecstatic poetry! I scribbled it on a napkin and thought it might make a good title for something” And so the mystery behind the title of Kelley Stoltz new record is solved. Less of a mystery is the quality contained therein… after 12 self-titled releases and a several more under pseudonyms, Stoltz is the word for “one-man-band-home-recording-pop-songs of idiosyncratic character.” A quick follow up to his more power pop and pub rock LP only “Hard Feelings” offering in the summer, “Ah-(etc)” finds Stoltz returning to his sweet spot, writing songs that never were, but should have been in the 60’s and 80’s.

As with other LPs Stoltz makes virtually every noise on the album which was written and recorded in 2019 at his Electric Duck Studio in. San Francisco. A few friends popped in to play along… Stoltz former bandmate, Echo & the Bunnymen’s Will Sergeant adds electric guitar to “The Quiet Ones” a sort of Scott Walker lyrical take on strangers and neighbors. Karina Denike formerly of Dance Hall Crashers adds gorgeous vocals on the bossanova groover “Moon Shy”, where Sergeant pops up again in a spoken word role on the outro. Allyson Baker of SF’s Dirty Ghosts sings on “She Like Noise”, a song Stoltz wrote for her in celebration of her love of seeing live bands.

The album was mastered by Mikey Young in Australia.

1. team earth
2. the quiet ones
3. never change enough
4. dodged a bullet
5. cold

6. she likes noise
7. some other time
8. moon shy
9. darkness too
10. chasing the light
11. tomorrow
12. having fun

Bonus 12” EP
Gift of Days
Peace Together

Pictures of Me
Casio Life
Format /LP or CD
Released /4th December 2020
Catalogue / AGIT057
Barcode / 506044612479
Artist / Kelley Stoltz
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