Local flower child Shane Butler distills the heavenly psych pop melodies of his band QUILT in their more tranquil moments with his solo project OLDEN YOLK. Using only a guitar, loop pedals and his snapping fingers, Butler conjures a quiet but forceful energy, like a babbling brook flowing through an idyllic English meadow. Like some sort of lost love child of Donovan and Dustin Wong, Olden Yolk both soothes and excites, the urgent vigor of spring’s blossom striving to burst forth from the lily white sleep of late winter. Here’s an intimate performance of his new song Tortoise Ode for the boys at EYE DESIGN. No recordings as of yet, but here’s hoping something emerges with the tulip bloom.
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