May 28, 2012

Toby Martin: Debut Solo Album + Free Download

We’re pretty excited to announce that Youth Group frontman TOBY MARTIN will release his debut solo album LOVE’S SHADOW on July 27. Following 10 years and four albums with Youth Group, the singer and songwriter has stepped out to share a new collection of songs that see him foreground the aspect of his writing focussed on what might be termed ‘character’ songs: the interior thoughts of impressionistically-sketched protagonists.

The songs on LOVE’S SHADOW were written in various rooms in Sydney and New York and are imbued with a sense of place. Co-produced and engineered by Toby’s long-time friend, Youth Group collaborator and musical genie Tim Kevin, LOVE’S SHADOW was mixed in Nashville by Mark Nevers, who has made some of Toby’s favourite records by Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and The Silver Jews.

New track POSTCARD FROM SURFERS offers a taste of what to expect from the record, and you can stream and download it free for a limited time: soundcloud.com/ivyleaguerecords/tobymartinpostcard Enjoy!

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