Gothen is the 60s-influenced orchestral folk created by Salt Lake City resident Evan Jolley. The musicality on standout Mong York is like the cinematic sister of Grizzly Bear’s Shields, and the nine tracks on his debut LP showcases remarkable arrangements and melodies which draw inspiration from the likes of Simon and Garfunkel, Joanna Newsom and Daniel Rossen. But while these influences are clear, songs like Sacred Masses, Overman and Dim Actors aren’t the sounds of an artist recycling his record collection. Undoubtedly worth parting with the $8 bandcamp fee for.
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