Pete Yorn, Pete Yorn, Vagrant Records

<img class="alignright size-thumbnail wp-image-114" title="PETEYORN_SELFTITLED" src="×150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150"/>PeteYornhas always fit comfortably into this faux-indie singer songwriter niche on Columbia Records’ roster and has put out some great records (see musicforthemorningafter and Nightcrawler) but has always managed to remain mired in that niche. On his self-titled debut for Vagrant Records, Yorn has employed the help of Frank Black (yes, of the Pixies) to help him record this disc in just five days. It is a throw-back to Yorn’s debut for Columbia, simple, lo-fi and hook-laden. From lead single “Precious Stone” to county-tinged “Wheels”, this album begs to have the repeat button soldered into place.

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A proud and over-caffeinated husband, father, runner and writer. I've written for the local weekly The Coast for over a decade and have since taken to creating and writing for HAFILAX for even longer. I hope you enjoy the musings of a guy who has loved music for the better part of 4 decades, and has an album of concert tickets to show for it.