Hailing from Monterey, CA, Carl Jordan is the musical mastermind behind this self-titled debut album that was written and recorded while Carl was roving around homeless and jobless over the course of about a year. That becomes evident as one listens to the album: it's got that traveling road trip spirit in it. Carl put down all of the various layers involving a multitude of instruments including one of his favorites: a 15-dollar nylon string acoustic bought at Ikea.
Check out his handywork on the following two tracks. Cheap Speakers is a jaunty little number about exaclty that: those cheap speakers you used to sport in the back of your '87 Escort GT. Magic Trick has got the catchiest little hook in it that is so simple that even I might be able to play it if Carl was around to give me some lessons and there was an Ikea near me.
The Western States Motel - Cheap Speakers : The Western States Motel
The Western States Motel - Magic Trick : The Western States Motel
Catch him on tour next month:
|MERCURY LOUNGE||santa barbara, California|
|DENVER POST/MANIA TV/MONOLITH/CREATE DEVNVER/MY OLD KENTUCKY BLOG SXSW PARTY AT CHUGGIN MONKEY||austin, Texas|
|MODIFIED ARTS||phoenix, Arizona|
|INDIE 103.1 PRESENTS AT THE VIPER ROOM||los angeles, California|
|THE MAKEOUT ROOM||san francisco, California|
|MUSIC MILLENNIUM||portland, Oregon|
|MARS BAR||seattle, Washington|
|FOX AND GOOSE||sacramento, California|