Eric Lindley: 'Saturday'

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Eric Lindley

Eric Lindley plays intimate, quirky songs with layered vocals that flow over warm acoustic guitar. Lindley colors his soft harmonies and restrained writing style with carefully placed electronics.

Like many artists, Lindley started making music in middle school, playing in short-lived punk bands. Later, at Dartmouth College, he studied electronic composers Charles Dodge and Larry Polansky "in a very serious way."

The impressive production on Lindley's album Nightcat! took place at John Vanderslice's Tiny Telephone studio in San Fransisco. The featured track, "Saturday," includes some brilliant background harmonies that radiate through the chorus: "life lacks something we can throw our lives into."

"Shooting Range" has a majestic quality with wistful piano chords and keyboards. The unique album artwork was created by the artist Deth P. Sun.

Eric Lindley graduated with a degree in math and physics and now studies music at the California Institute of the Arts with the composer and music theorist James Tenney.

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