The self-release of ‘All Things With Symmetry‘ on May 1st will see Sam Kempe (Pinewood) move from bass duties in various Athens, Georgia, indie-rock bands coupled with audio production for the same to sending his own music out into the world.
‘Riverbank‘ is a first taste of this more acoustic direction – having been raised on folk-rock songwriters and bluegrass music it’s hardy surprising that he has meditative lyrics and an expansive drum sound in him – augmented by plucked banjo and mandolin creating a rhythmic “string” section. It’s a dreamily spacious sound.
Photo: Megan Varner
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