C. 2013 quiet songs records.
cover art by Viza Arlington. www.etsy.com/shop/VIZArt
"The point of going ‘lo-fi’, and highlighting the artificiality of a recording, is not, of course, to replace ‘a lie’ with ‘the truth’. What the strategy employed on this record articulates is that truth is contingent, a negotiable value that comes in all shapes and sizes. I get the impression that Olds Sleeper’s kind of truth is the truth of experience; the physically apprehended truth of the body; the truth of sincerity, rather than the truth of argument. The truth of ramming a guitar’s signal through a cable so hard that it starts to bleed, rather than the truth of a ‘fidelity’ that denies the cable even exists..."- OliverArditi.com
" Not the type of artist that will be making an appearance on the next Gossip Girl, but that is just another reason to dig your teeth into it. It’s dirty, got guts, dusty jeans and includes a heart of gold on the inside "
"Gravel, grit, sweat and spit. Twang, mash, distortion and bash. Meet Olds Sleeper." -
"It is said the systemically-morose life the modern American male leads is one of quiet desperation. Olds gives that quiet desperation a voice, and a vehicle in I Will Follow You To Jail. Towns and women, and unresolvable circumstances and sins paint a bitingly authentic picture of a man at wit’s end. It is a soundtrack for the American anti-hero, making you fall in love with the villain, cheer on bad male middle-aged behavior, and see the beauty in otherwise ugly things. . . . . and then Olds plays a bad ass banjo instrumental"-- Saving Country Music
"Multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Olds Sleeper has worked long and hard over the years to cultivate a most unusual soundscape of experimental and rustic folk, old soul Americana, and lo-fi minimalist roots."- James Carlson, nodepresssion.com
and Indie Examiner - full article and interview
released 08 August 2013