Year of the Album – #044
Peter Bradley Adams – “Between Us” (2011, Sarathan Records)
Peter Bradley Adams was a founding member of eastmountainsouth, but he’s made more of a splash writing music under his own name. With numerous television credits to his name, his music draws first impression comparisons to lightweights like Josh Radin, but with more thorough listens he’s more likely to be put in the same boat as Gary Jules, a songwriter who’s made a name for himself crafting thoughtful acoustic pop music that just happens to also frequentl television soundtracks.
What sets guys like Jules and Adams apart is the clear attention to lyrical and musical detail. Josh Radin was shoved into the spotlight when actor friend Zach Braff put “Winter” in a key episode of Scrubs. Since then, Radin’s done little to prove that the one song was anything more than a fluke. Jules and Adams, however, have consistently shown a deep knowledge of Americana and ‘70s songwriter pop, which helps their songs stand up to repetition despite maintaining a low-key, bedroom pop aesthetic.
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