Kelley Stoltz

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": psychedelic rock indie lo-fi indie rock rock san francisco sub pop california alternative singer-songwriter sxsw 2006 american Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
Links online: MySpace Official Homepage Wikipedia


1971, Michigan, USA. This US singer-songwriter spent the early part of his music career balancing recording and touring commitments with his day job as a teacher. Relocating from New York City to San Francisco in the late 90s, Stoltz began stockpiling a number of his cheaply recorded four-track demos. The best of these were eventually compiled for his debut album, The Past Was Faster, which was released on The Telegraph Company label in 1999. Drawing inspiration from maverick spirits such as Syd Barrett and Captain Beefheart, Stoltz was praised in the US alternative press for his ability to conjure nagging melodic sense out of the album’s woozy, lo-fi fog.

Stoltz’s follow-up, Antique Glow, was originally released in an limited edition run of a hundred, hand-painted by the artist vinyl copies, before being released on CD in 2003 by the Jack Pine Social Club label. Self-recorded and with Stoltz once again playing virtually every note,...

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