Awake from the Golden State

"Who: Nick Siegel and his dark, catchy love letter to California. Nick Siegel's new full length album “Awake From the Golden State” combines the theatricality of Bruce Springsteen, and the melancholy eccentricities of Cursive, with the urgency of Ben Gibbard’s storytelling. Siegel & Co. find countless fresh angles to incorporate the piano as the centerpiece without blatantly invoking more obvious piano rockers such as Ben Folds, or Elton John. Complex rhythms, unexpected turns, and memorable hooks make this album a must-listen experience from start to finish."

-Ben Wendt, Do816