John Eichleay John Eichleay

John Eichleay’s self-titled debut album is ambitious yet wholly approachable. Eichleay worked as a guitarist before going solo but upon moving to NYC, he found himself focusing on his own penmanship. Featuring everything from pop to synth-infused rock, his folk-inspired record captures Eichleay’s eagerness to experiment with all genres of music. "Tree Song” emits a sort of enchanting glow, dragging you into a story filled with childhood memories of the great outdoors, while the hazy keyboards on "Poor Excuse” gives you a good one to ponder love. The disc incorporates nearly five years of tireless writing into its simple tunes, making for a sharp yet very welcoming solo debut. (Copper Beach)