Martin Carpenter

Martin Carpenter

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Pop - Alternative | Iowa City, Iowa, United States
Total Song Plays: 82   
Member Since: 2004
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Martin Carpenter has been honing his brutally honest pop-rock sound since he played in his first garage band in the seventh grade. Small-town Northwest Missouri provided most of the life lessons that shape Carpenter's music today. Though country music loomed large in the jukebox of his past, Carpenter has yet been unable to shake his true love - pop music.

On his solo debut, Sheepish, Martin Carpenter mines new territory and has produced a lush work that harkens to the shimmering jangle of artists such as The Church, Galaxie 500, and The Bat with a dash of early Modern English, Psychedelic Furs and even the Cars. Spanning a wide stylistic spectrum, from lackadaisical laments to sweeping, enticing rushes of pure pop satisfaction. There's certainly nothing lacking in the spare, well-crafted songwriting or Carpenter's frequently beauteous (and ever-breaking) shaggy-dog voice which brings to mind a blend of Leonard Cohen and Lloyd Cole.

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