Fortified Records

Lach is the self-proclaimed founder of the anti-folk scene that influenced the likes of Michelle Shocked and The Moldy Peaches. His new album, Today, demonstrates his acoustic alternative approach, and while it won’t be to everyone’s tastes, there’s a reason why so many artists have been influenced by Lach’s style. The opening track, “Antenna,” is as good a starting point as any, with its slightly chaotic opening bars and raucous vibe. “Parade” continues the feel of an album that really fits no genre. Sure, there are hooks and melodies, but the music is loose and raw enough to convey a genuine sense of anarchy and musical revolution.

The laid back “Junior” is a marked deviation in style, but the message — about a new arrival to the city trying to discover the anti-folk ethos — couldn’t be clearer: “She senses their presence in music, art and song/Junior, there’s an answer that no pop song can deliver”. And with these lines, Lach sums up anti-folk perfectly.


Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Recently on Ink 19...

  • Sweet Crude
    Sweet Crude

    Créatures (Rhyme and Reason). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

  • Gregg Allman, RIP
    Gregg Allman, RIP

    Michelle Wilson gives tribute to the voice of an angel. Gregg Allman, RIP.

  • Preservation Hall Jazz Band
    Preservation Hall Jazz Band

    So It Is (Legacy). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

  • From Montenegro to Moldova: The Best of SEEFest 2017
    From Montenegro to Moldova: The Best of SEEFest 2017

    For the twelfth year, the South East European Film Festival (SEEfest) in Los Angeles showcased an impressive lineup of new features and shorts. Lily and Generoso Fierro provide a festival wrap up and their picks for the films that you cannot miss.

  • Justin Townes Earle
    Justin Townes Earle

    Kids In The Street (New West Records). Review by James Mann.

  • Christian Scott
    Christian Scott

    Rebel Ruler (Ropeadope / Stretch Music). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

  • Kivanç Sezer
    Kivanç Sezer

    Turkish director Kivanç Sezer’s powerful debut feature, My Father’s Wings, puts the spotlight on the workplace safety crisis that is currently taking place in his homeland. Lily and Generoso Fierro spoke with Sezer at SEEFest 2017 about his film and his need to draw attention to this issue.

  • Temples

    Supporting their just-released sophomore record, UK synth-pop poster boys, Temples, attracted an SRO crowd to one of Orlando’s premier nightspots.

  • Rat Film
    Rat Film

    Baltimore. Rats. A match made in Maryland.

  • Bishop Briggs
    Bishop Briggs

    Bishop Briggs brings a stacked bill of up and comers to Orlando for a sold-out party at The Social. Jen Cray joins in the fun.

From the Archives