Ann Arbor’s Fallow Land was born in a time of trepidation — a period of unease and anxiety following multiple losses. It was during this time that guitarist/vocalist Whit Fineberg crossed paths with guitarist Evan Veasy and began a project fueled by catharsis and creativity. The result: Fallow Land's debut EP Pinscher, a guitar-driven narrative centered around disillusion. Two years have now passed since the release of Pinscher, and with time has come critical praise, healing, and evolution — all elements that fueled the creation of Fallow Land’s debut LP Slow Down, Rockstar.
For Fallow Land, Slow Down, Rockstar marks a sonic progression. In the spirit of bands like Foxing, American Football, and Minus the Bear, the record is driven by rhythmically-nuanced textures. The sum of the intricate instrumentation and layers create a lush and mathy soundscape. “The record is often based around washy arpeggios drenched in reverb and chorus,” says Fineberg. “The addition of Scott Kendall (bass/synth) and Evan Laybourn (drums/synth) has had a huge impact on the band sonically. Scott’s bass playing is a lot more sparse, subtle, and lyrical than what you’ve heard from Fallow Land in the past. Evan Laybourn’s drumming is nuanced and textural. Together they provide the rhythmic and harmonic foundation of Fallow Land.” While records within this genre can border on self-indulgent, Slow, Down Rockstar remains accessible, memorable, and melodically compelling throughout the entire album.
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