Stereo Savant EP
'...exquisitely dissonant... beautifully arranged and orchestrated... sublimely tasteful... this one will be getting played over and over. (A-)' - INsite Magazine '...blissfully scratchy pop surging into an epiphanic explosion...' - Austin Chronicle 'Combining catchy pop melodies and carefully crafted vocal harmonies has made The Normans a steady fixture in the Austin indie scene. Songwriter Brent Baldwin delivers intelligent, sometimes brooding lyrics but doesn't mire the band in a sea of self-loathing. The 2007 release, 'Stereo Savant', showcases the band's ability to deliver fuzzed out pop tunes that still respect the band's reserved, thoughtful sound' - Austin American Statesman Produced and engineered by Erik Wofford (The Octopus Project, Okkervil River, My Morning Jacket), 'Stereo Savant' puts forth a dynamic blend of garage noise, atmospheric steel guitar and pop harmonies, interwoven with the orchestral textures of the Tosca String Quartet (David Byrne, Sufjan Stevens). The resulting blend of textures has earned The Normans favorable comparisons to Yo La Tengo, Frank Black, Elliott Smith and the Kinks.