‘Patsy’ LP a winning effort from ‘psych-folk’ outfit decker.

decker. (self-released)
4 stars out of 5

My first exposure to the “psychedelic desert folk” of Brandon Decker was the 2013 gem “Slider.” This talented singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist records under the decker. moniker and seems poised to raise his profile considerably with the release of terrific new album “Patsy.”

Decker CD“I knew the album was going to be called ‘Patsy’ the moment I realized I had to make another album,” Decker explains. “I had written a few new songs after swearing I would not make an album this year, and in the midst of writing we got this opportunity to work with (producer Craig Schumacher). From there it all came together quite quickly. All the songs came from a similar spot.”

Decker. come out of the gate firing with “ODB,” backed by a four-member choir, and the choir makes a welcome return on keepers “O’Death” and “Ol’ Dirty Revival.” Additional standouts include “Esther Mofet” and the title track — though you really can’t go wrong anywhere on the nine-tune, 37-minute release. It’s time you got to know Decker … and decker. (Jeffrey Sisk)


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