Robert Gomez might come from Denton, TX, but his throat is in the same region as Sufjan Stevens. A region where words carry on the wind while all the while threatening to tear before they reach your ears. Hearing Gomez (and Stevens) sing is how I imagine it feels to be a girl in the back seat of a big car. A car moving through the sultry* summer night (*a big thank you to Throw Momma From The Train) with the girl's parents in the front seat and her boyfriend beside her in the back, singing in his fluid whisper against her reddening ear while the radio crackles like a dying campfire. Having said that, Gomez does rock and can stir his whispery breeze into desert solar wind, the music rising around like electrical heat waves.
"Closer Still" may be the song picked as the one to promote the album, but I find "Into The Sun" to be a richer song, well, at least the one that inspired me to write this post.
His latest record on Bella Union is called Brand New Towns.
From Brand New Towns...
into the sun [mp3]
closer still - acoustic version not on the album [mp3]
from the Closer Still EP
stuck inside [mp3]
BUY Robert Gomez music.
VISIT his myspace.
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