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The Modern Electric’s Holden Laurence Issues Solo Debut 

Album Review

Holden Laurence

Romantic Americana

(self-released)

holdenlaurence.com

Fans of the Modern Electric, one of the best indie rock bands in town, might be taken a bit off guard by the solo debut from guitarist Holden Laurence. While the Modern Electric has a cinematic pop sound, Laurence opts for something far folkier. The album features somber ballads that show off Laurence’s sensitive side. “Friendship & the Fever” could pass as unplugged Modest Mouse and “Falling Still” sounds like the kind of lullaby you could sing to a child attempting to sleep. With its references to Midwestern winters, the Leo Kottke-like “Humble, I’m Coming Home” will appeal specifically to local listeners. The sparse nature of the recording — the tunes here sound like they simply consist of guitar and vocals — works to its favor and gives the songs a real beauty.

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