by Dan Goldin (@post_trash_)
Already Dead Tapes and Records work at a rapid pace. Over the past eight years the label has released nearly 250 albums including an exhausting fifteen already this year (our recommendations: Complainer and Crown Larks). Among their ever growing roster resides About A Million, the lo-fi bedroom pop project of Honey Brook, PA's Anthony Leitch, who has worked together with the label since their earliest of days. Set to release his gorgeous new full length album Look For Me When You Get Bored on June 2nd, the record takes Leitch's warm warbling pop and filters it down to its most basic, putting the focus squarely on his songwriting. The record drifts between minimal electronic-tinged fuzz and jangly indie pop, an honest push and pull of hazy intimacy and natural clarity.
About A Million's latest album, his thirteenth (and third for Already Dead), revolves around his day to day activities following the loss of his job, watching life pass by and creating music with his loved ones. There's no day-to-day without waking up and Leitch captures the relationship with his wife and their cohabitation on "Wakin' Me Up," a soft indie pop gem with rhythmic acoustics and his gentle introspective vocals. As he questions "how much can we find out about ourselves," the breezy track opens to a noisy guitar lead, adding a burst of color to his convictions.
About A Million's Look For Me When You Get Bored is out June 2nd via Already Dead Tapes and Records.