Ryan Chapin Mach Releases New LP, Dishes on Auto-Tune and Generational Vapidity

Cover art by Peter Falls ’14.

When I first met Ryan Chapin Mach, he could usually be found in McBride 315, recording lo-fi indie-pop and Bob Dylan covers with little more than a laptop, a guitar, a Casio keyboard-cum-drum-machine, and his larynx.

Two years have elapsed since then.  This past December 2nd, 2012, Ryan uploaded 14 new songs to his Bandcamp – by no means an unexpected occurrence, to be sure – yet from their overall sense of polish, coherence, and deliberate track ordering, I think it’s safe to say we can call this an honest-to-god album.

Or, if you want to make Ryan happy, you could call it Just Hanging.  I think that’s what he’d prefer.

(Intrigued? Full review and some quotes from the man himself after the jump…) Continue reading