Truly charged with life and artistry--beautiful nods in many directions--intimate and metaphysical--smart and humorous--next level songwriting--psychedelic key twisted in the back to make these songs go--emerges as sure thing best album of the year.
Favorite track: Thirsty (feat. Flock of Dimes).
On his second solo album as Tōth, You And Me And Everything, Rubblebucket cofounder Alex Toth embarks on a journey of transformation and self-discovery. Surrounded by cascading folk rock, celebratory horns, and jaunty piano, he finds himself falling in love after the dissolution of a 12-year-long relationship and learning how to deal with deep-seated grief. From the “why not?” attitude that drives the celebratory “I Might Be” to the vivid imagery that positions “Turnaround (Cocaine Song)” as one of his strongest lyrical efforts yet, Tōth uses his latest album to push himself as both a musician and a person. The result brings to mind the vulnerability of Arthur Russell, the heartfelt jazz of Alice Coltrane, and the dreamy melodic breadth of the Beach Boys. The only thing we know for sure about love is that it’s an adventure. On You And Me And Everything, Tōth comes to terms with that truth and invites you to join him on the unpredictable, fulfilling ride.
Tōth is a new project of Brooklyn multi-instrumentalist songwriter Alex Toth, known for collaborating and writing with
Kimbra, Alexander F, Rubblebucket, Cuddle Magic and others. As Tōth, he presents his most vulnerable songs and performances yet, often sung in a style reminiscent of Arthur Russell, while also adding trumpet and guitar....more