If you can't laugh at yourself, maybe it might be a good idea to lighten up a little. Andy Lampert seems to know that.
With a sound that is reminiscent of both Alex Chilton and the cheekier side of UK powerpop, Rhode Island artist Andy Lampert is not lacking in wry humor. First, he named his 15-song debut album 10 Songs of Pain (does it have five happy songs?), and even better, he comes up with a dandy of a chorusing his track "Even I Can Dream", singing measuredly, "I am trying not to lose my friggin' mind." It's a wonderful expression of modern despair that we all can relate to.
Says Lampert, "'Even I Can Dream' is a bubblegum style pop song about trying not to lose oneself in an unsatisfying world."
10 Songs of Pain will be released 7 August.