Austin’s Kevin Peroni has been writing songs under the moniker of Wiretree since 2005, when he released his first EP. The latest album, Bouldin, is a nine song testament to American chords, everything that was good about real folk music, bridging the gap between The La’s and late ’70s George Harrison with ease.
“Big Coat” is the stand-out track, featuring big hooks and a hummable chorus that sticks with you. “Don’t Need It” is an untempo marvel, while “Notion” is a great keyboard and acoustic guitar-driven number; and I hardly recall hearing a melody of such beauty as the one belonging to “Whirl”, although the closing track that follows, “Summercity”, comes pretty damn close.
Bouldin is, at the end of the day, a sweet, inoffensive collection of tunes that are perfect for drives to the lake, first date dinner at your house and chilly fall morning mixtapes for boys and girls that don’t know you exist yet.
Wiretree – Whirl
from the album “Bouldin”