Pujol, the brainchild of Nashville’s Daniel Pujol, is bringing his DIY-fueled sound to the Georgia Theatre rooftop this Athfest. His most recent release, Kludge, showcases the all-in nature Pujol puts into his music. He chose to record in the offices of a Tennessee nonprofit called The Place, setting up his equipment to record overnight while the office was closed. What resulted was a captivating mix of 70s punk, glam-pop, movie references, and an acoustic departure that calls to mind a Dylan song. “Kludge”, according to Pujol, means “an ill-assorted collection of parts assembled to fulfill a particular purpose”, and indeed Pujol has managed to take pieces from corners of the musical landscape to make his sound come together. CMJ noted how “every song on Kludge sparkles with battling layers of crackling guitar, tinkling sounds, glittery guitar licks, snares like a 100 hands clapping, loads of harmonic back-ups vocals, crashing glass, uh, maybe even some lion growls, who knows”, while Consequence of Sound writes that his the vocals and production showcase the “sophisticated songwriting (that) spins pop culture references and commentary on the current state of society into poetry.”
Check out the awesomely jarring and modernly punk rock video for “Manufactured Crisis Control” right here:
Catch Pujol on the Georgia Theatre rooftop on June 26th at AthFest 2015!