Good Day Noir Family,
our “E.A.Poets Approved/Bands We Like” section is dedicated to Ian McFarland. I discovered this Artist while shuffling songs on Spotify I liked the vibes of his music.
The sound of this artist immediately reminded me of Beck and also Weezer even if Ian McFarland’s music is a bit softer than that of the Los Angeles band.
The compositional style is interesting and takes inspiration from the past. The artistic influences are manifold and Ian McFarland was very wise to organize all these sonic ingredients into a solid musical product.
The new album Almost There is mature and coherent, you realize you are in front of an artist with great compositional experience.
The chord progression is never predictable and banal and the listener is entertained from the first to the last second.
The production is good, sometimes a little rough, but perfect for the genre. This peculiarity makes this album, even more, real and sincere.
An artist that I feel to recommend to everyone as he offers quality music.
Almost There is Ian McFarland’s Album Out Now!
Mature and Real!
On March 18th, Manhattan-based indie rock artist Ian McFarland released his sophomore full-length Almost There, the follow up to Publicity Stunt Double. The focus track “Plus One to Heaven” has a music video component.
With Almost There Ian McFarland offers up a set of tracks that feature what he does best. There is an energy to his songs; it’s rock music performed by one entertainer, mixed brilliantly, with clear, unadorned melodic lines. Add to that lyrics which range from introspective to uplifting to melancholic throughout the record — “The opener ‘Plus One to Heaven’ is my best work yet and it sets a pace I’m excited to continue throughout the rest of my twenties and throughout my career.”
“While this may be my sophomore release I’m already looking forward to attempting to have another full length that fits the fall mood for September/October 2022 with a single already written that I’m calling ‘Your Heart is My Home’”
“I’ve been working in and around music for most of my life from everything from general business bands to diy northeast regional tours to being a techy in musical theater. I’m thrilled between the Orchard, my music supervisor side hustle in the sync/tech world with SoStereo and my own self started label to be pursuing music for what will hopefully be a lifelong career”