California Alt Country. - Bobcat Rob & The Nightly Howl: Popcorn Lung
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posted 09 Apr 2021 by Krister Axel
Explores the boundary between alt-country and roots-pop, with a lyrical style that feels both deeply contemplative and subtly kittenish.

Bobcat Rob is a songwriter and performer based in California whose husky vocal delivery and lofi, folk-Americana aesthetic might remind you of a cross between Andy Shauf and Jeff Tweedy. His latest track "Popcorn Lung" weaves together big instrumental hooks with a shimmering guitar tone and captivating lyrics.

The sound Bob has been cultivating lately is something he likes to call 'Surf Country.' Bringing together elements of psychedelic guitar, wash-out keyboard riffs, and lush harmonies with a solid rhythm section, the vibe here is loud and rocking, with a healthy dose of twang. Building on the success of 2018’s A Different Horse, recorded at Sonoma County’s Prairie Sun Recording Studio, Bob's upcoming release with the Nightly Howl explores the boundary between alt-country and roots-pop, with a lyrical style that feels both deeply contemplative and subtly kittenish.

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Morristown, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.


Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist


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