Even when someone else sings a John Vanderslice song, it's not hard to hear his songwriting traits. With an almost cinematic flair, the bleached-blond singer writes vivid first-person songs that blur the line between storytelling and impressionism with a novelist's eye for detail and a poet's ear for precise, forceful word choice. His intricately detailed lyrics serve as a counterpoint to atmospheric, ambient songs, some of which owe as much to electronic music as... More >>>
John Vanderslice: Karaoke wizard or twisted pop genius? You decide.