Andrew Tweedy Glass Fingers

Though he plies his trade in metalcore act Buried Inside, Ottawa native Andrew Tweedy has released his debut solo album that’s a full one-eighty from his day job. Unlike ATP’s Erik Larson but closer to Cave In’s Stephen Brodsky, Tweedy writes quiet songs of love and loss with only his acoustic guitar and a box of feelings. He follows the vocal intonations of Elliott in the title track, and his chord progressions in "From the Bottom Up” are a cross between Syd Barrett’s The Madcap Laughs and Dramarama’s Stuck in Wonderamaland. Tweedy’s Neil Young-ish harmonica in "Split in Two” elevates the tune above its Buffalo Tom-like underpinnings, and the warm, echoing effects in "That Summer” run into Pet Sounds-era Beach Boys or Rush’s Hemispheres. The repeating instrumental "The Long Walk Home” closes out the album, proving his six-string prowess. Tweedy shows he’s above the sweat and vitriol of discordance, as Glass Fingers reaches for higher, indie folk ground. (Translation Loss)