Over the years, between touring and recording with artists like Lana Del Rey and Sharon Van Etten, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Charley Damski has been quietly stockpiling his heartbreak into songs. His debut solo album, “Goner” is a collection of breezy and bright melodies, tethered to self-effacing and sad stories. Damski, with modernity in full swing, playfully dances with the likes of Nick Lowe, Randy Newman, and Emitt Rhodes. The musical journeyman and collaborator of Los Angeles’s favorite artists, Damski practices in perfect form what he has learned as a sideman: the song is king and he is but it’s humble servant.
What makes Loren Kramar’s music beautiful is his voice: warm and confident , all glamor and ease and big, dramatic melody. What makes Loren Kramar great, though, is his sense of love and spectacle. Like Father John Misty or Lana Del Rey, Loren Kramar celebrates and indicts the complex mess that is fame, performance, passion, and art. He arrives to Secretly Canadian as the spotlit star of his Hollywood story, ascendant and armed with his best and most generous music to date.