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Thursday, August 22, 2019
The Umbrella Puzzles - The Umbrella Puzzles EP
We noticed in the past 24 hours that several people who have what we consider to be very good taste in music have been chatting about The Umbrella Puzzles. So naturally we decided to check them out for ourselves. What we have discovered is (1) "them", is actually a "he", that is Ryan Marquez, (2) Ryan's other projects include Apple Orchards and Golden Teardrops, (3) Ryan has a knack for a knockout melody, a gentle hook and a plaintive vocal to ride the tune, and (4) his self-titled six-song EP is available for 'name your price'. Obvious references (to our ears) include The Go-Betweens, Galaxie 500, and Peter Astor. This is a great EP for sitting on the deck on a gentle summer night with the automatic replay button engaged and a chilled bottle within reach.
The Umbrella Puzzles EP is a digital release via Boring Spaghetti Records; see the Bandcamp link below.