Soul Step Records has announced SSR-053, another collaborative release with Cincinnati’s Sylmar. After collaborating on their debut single and self-titled album, the partnership brings their brand-new release, Telford to vinyl!
Sylmar has become one of Cincinnati’s hottest live acts with their energy and musicianship. They have been traveling the Midwest relentlessly in the past year, but found time to record Telfordat Cincinnati’s MT. SATURN STUDIOS.
Recorded entirely analog, this release gives us a new side of Sylmar. These songs have been merely sketches and ideas that the band had been working on for the past two years. Lead singer Brian McCullogh says, “That fans should expect something more acoustic driven, somewhat playful but still has that jazzy feel we have. It’s a little bit more folk and less rock.” Even in this stripped-down environment Sylmar has created - you still get the big emotional crescendos that the band has become known for.
So sit back and enjoy Telford. It’s a slab of “Hazy Cincy Sofa Rock.” This album is for fans of The National, Blitzen Trapper, and Grizzly Bear. Telfordis like a drive through your hometown at dusk. Nostalgic & emotive, and full of charge derived from deep associations and a moment to pause. If you are a self-proclaimed MTV unplugged aficionado - or a surveyor of stripped-down tracks - this is your record.
Limited edition vinyl will go on sale to Soul Step Subscribers on August 31st. The general public sale will be on September 2nd.