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Trolleyvox released Leap of Folly and Ephemera for the Future
on Groove Disques.
For the sheer chills-down-your-back
joy of pop music, you won't do any better than this debut album.
Guitarist/songwriter Andrew Chalfen (Wishniaks,
Joey Sweeney) and his talented co-conspirators crafted a cool, sparkling
glass of pop…a perfect lazy Sunday listen, full of chiming chords and
winding melodies (Philadelphia City Paper)…the ringing, big, hollow-body
Rickenbacker-Byrds kind in sonic approach. The unpretentious, cagey vocals
from budding star Beth Filla soar and seduce, often in intricate harmony,
and knockout drummer Ken Buono (Flight of Mavis, Buzz Zeemer, Dragstrip
Courage) channels all that is great about the golden age of '60s melodic
Wow. How did they top that? Well, with increased
confidence, emotional depth and a more subtle compositional brush and
palate, create an album of epic momentum that is at once reassuring and
breathtaking. As on Ephemera, studio mastermind Adam Lasus (Madder
Rose, Versus, Clem Snide) deftly sculpted The Trolleyvox studio sound
in a way that is at once modern, yet informed by great recordings by the
Beatles, Byrds, and Who. There does seem to be a bit of 1966-era innocence
and possibility swirling about The Trolleyvox. Hit singles for imaginary
radio stations! Folk rock for the post-hip! Their Leap of Folly
could be yours.