7″:: Doug Hoyer Two New Songs By

On paper, Doug Hoyer is a ukulele troubadour demanding charisma comparisons to Jon Richman and Mr. Merritt that delivers a never ending collection of whimsical melodies that could easily fit into Jens Lekman’s catalog. Thankfully though, Hoyer is more than an exercise in “sounds like” and the Albertan nomad’s songs really come to life the minute you press play.


In fact, his new 7″ - the appropriately named Two New Songs By - finds Hoyer exploring some of the same sonic regions as Mat Kom and The Burning Hell are these days and forces you to rethink your preconceived notions about the uke. Bigger arrangements full of harmonies, energy and electronic that dance around the spirited banjo and create a smile ready canvas for Hoyer’s questions about the reality of love and hardships of touring… you know, “standard white singer-songwriter material.”


Both songs are available as a free download on Doug’s bandcamp site but you’d be better served paying for the 7″ friends. Trust me, it’s worth it. You won’t be able to get “Lakes of Mars” out of your head.Plus, how can you not enjoy a lyric like, “I’d bring Trotsky, Trudeau, and even Trebek.”

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MP3:: Doug Hoyer - Lakes of Mars
BANDCAMP:: http://doughoyer.bandcamp.com


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