photo credit Star Rosencrans    'BRAWLS IN THE BRIAR'  out now on  Super Secret Records!   Order  here    2/5/19- Somehow one comes at you easy, quietly enters your yard. Stays up late with you, spends the night, blinks into consciousness in the morning. After a few weeks, your family can’t help but notice you’re talking to it. It’s riding around in your car on the days you teach, shaping waves in your voice memos. Months later, pours you mezcal in  CDMX , now six foot ten with long ropy hair. You're there on  Richard Davies  borrowed time. Takes the shape of a dog in  Oracle,  lays at your feet as you track. Wanders in and out of the ranch house open doors with its friend, the other one with brown fur (someone else’s songs). Its real name is  Smokey , but it has other real names.  Michael ,  Wil ,  Stephen ,  Wally . You. Whatever you choose to call it, you don’t own it. Turns out he belongs to  Cougar.  Yet for half a year it brought you something new each day, the morning paper wrapped in cellophane sound. Here’s one just to prove I didn’t make the whole thing up. Hope you enjoy “ Kansas City ” from my new LP  “The Worried Coat”  out  April 5th  on  Super Secret Records  📣📣  3/6/19-  New Single!   George Harrison  and  Sterling Morrison  swap riffs at a Martha’s Vineyard beach party as high tide begins to swarm. The staff is suddenly disappeared. You stumble down a bit closer towards the sea. A beached whale with the face of  John Voight  maintains a stupid grin as he thanks you for coming. Turning to leave, you are pelted in the back of the head with a lobster roll. You contemplate sobriety, wondering where  Lou  has run off too.  Here's  "Take It Back"  from my new LP  “The Worried Coat”  out  April 5th  on  Super Secret Records  📣📣  Pre orders available here-   “The Worried Coat” Preorder link-    https://supersecretrecords.bigcartel.com/product/adam-ostrar-the-worried-coat

photo credit Star Rosencrans


'BRAWLS IN THE BRIAR' out now on Super Secret Records!

Order here


2/5/19- Somehow one comes at you easy, quietly enters your yard. Stays up late with you, spends the night, blinks into consciousness in the morning. After a few weeks, your family can’t help but notice you’re talking to it. It’s riding around in your car on the days you teach, shaping waves in your voice memos. Months later, pours you mezcal in CDMX, now six foot ten with long ropy hair. You're there on Richard Davies borrowed time. Takes the shape of a dog in Oracle, lays at your feet as you track. Wanders in and out of the ranch house open doors with its friend, the other one with brown fur (someone else’s songs). Its real name is Smokey, but it has other real names. Michael, Wil, Stephen, Wally. You. Whatever you choose to call it, you don’t own it. Turns out he belongs to Cougar. Yet for half a year it brought you something new each day, the morning paper wrapped in cellophane sound. Here’s one just to prove I didn’t make the whole thing up. Hope you enjoy “Kansas City” from my new LP “The Worried Coat” out April 5th on Super Secret Records 📣📣

3/6/19- New Single! George Harrison and Sterling Morrison swap riffs at a Martha’s Vineyard beach party as high tide begins to swarm. The staff is suddenly disappeared. You stumble down a bit closer towards the sea. A beached whale with the face of John Voight maintains a stupid grin as he thanks you for coming. Turning to leave, you are pelted in the back of the head with a lobster roll. You contemplate sobriety, wondering where Lou has run off too.

Here's "Take It Back" from my new LP “The Worried Coat” out April 5th on Super Secret Records 📣📣

Pre orders available here-

“The Worried Coat” Preorder link-

https://supersecretrecords.bigcartel.com/product/adam-ostrar-the-worried-coat

Adam Ostrar

Adam Ostrar is a parent, maybe just like you, that worries about the world his kid is inheriting. He lives in an over-priced city (Austin, TX), drinks too much coffee (a bottomless cup), and suffers from insomnia (don’t try to tell him this might be related to the former) and etc. He’s anxious about the damaged and ravaged U.S. of A. You know, that country no one ever thought was perfect, but never knew how bad it could get. This Waking Nightmare (Trump thinks this is what “woke” means, I hear...) is what subjects the various narrators in his new album, The Worried Coat (out April 5th 2019 on Super Secret Records).

Before the 2016 election, an album like this might be called a “dystopia”; now we call it “did you see what he tweeted?” On Ostrar’s new album, he weaves together disparate voices, like a non-fiction version of Our Town written by Wyatt (Robert), not Wilder (Thornton). There’s no “good guys” or “bad guys”; there’s no “white hats” and “black hats”; there’s no “red” and “blue”. There’s just a lot of under- medicated neuroses bringing out nastiness and empathy in these sonorous participants. Or, as Ostrar explains when nudged for a TV Guide asterisked pick-of-the-week summation, “It’s twelve narratives on otherness, self-identity, and our personal relationships with anxiety. How we often betray our best intentions through willful ignorance.”

Ostrar creates these characters over the course of 12 songs, each wearing a different hat: In “Alex the Cretin” you hear the evangelical snake-oil salesman high on Wizard A True Star-era Rundgren; “Bloody Waves” is the Bossa Nova buoy of a refugee’s displacement; in “Kansas City,” we hear Kevin Ayers, as Joe the Plumber, looking backwards on his false nostalgia; “Stormed the Beach” is the sound of Cluster employed by Greenpeace; “Walk the Savages Home” is the gurgle of Nativism and Corruption; And in “Morning Said,” Ostrar drops his tuning down to D and fills the page with pre-Page accent riffs while speaking to our forgotten good intentions.

Recorded in part in Mexico City courtesy of Richard Davies (The Moles) hand-me-down studio time and the other half at a ranch in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona, Ostrar wrapped and warped his Gretsch Country Gentleman guitar around these groovy nuggets of capitalistic despair, cretinism, gas lighting, nationalism and nativism, false heroism, and that good-time tug-of-war (psssst, this game is rigged) called Inherited Wealth vs. Inherited Debt. But he wasn’t alone in making this album, so don’t worry too much about him. He brought along Michael Krassner (Boxhead Ensemble, Lofty Pillars), Wil Hendricks (Califone, Simon Joyner), and Stephen Patterson (Hamilton Leithauser, White Rabbits).

This is Ostrar’s second solo album, the follow-up to 2017’s Brawls In the Briar. Before that, he led the early 2000 shag-carpet art-punk of Manishevitz, an early Jagjaguwar band that toured with The Mountain Goats and Edith Frost before the Internet tracked these things. When he isn’t stressing out, you can find him teaching guitar and Ubering to gigs in Austin, Texas. Some days he has a beard, some days he doesn’t. The Worried Coat is Ostrar at his best even though 2018 wasn’t the best year. So take your own Worried Coat out of the closet and bundle up with him. It’s getting colder.

For Booking/Management contact tonypresley@gmail.com



 

 

GIGS

4/7 ATX @ End Of An Ear In store performance

4/9 Tulsa, OK @ Heirloom Rustic Ales

4/12 Chicago, IL @ Hungry Brain w/Madness Of Crowds

4/14 Omaha, NE @ Pageturners Lounge w/Megan Siebe and Noah Sterba

4/18 Louisville, KY @ Kaiju w/David Dondero

4/19 Cincinnati, OH @ The Listing Loon w/5th World (featuring David McDonnell)

Video by Via Nuon

 

from the LP 'Brawls In The Briar' on Super Secret Records

from the LP 'Brawls In The Briar' on Super Secret Records


"The overall sound is welcoming, warm and comfortable, with Busch's unpretentious vocals drawing the listener in and the gentle melodies keeping them around and encouraging further listening"-  KCRW

 

“The record’s ten songs encompass the many things that have made Busch’s music with his old bands Manishevitz and Sonoi appealing: rustic acoustic picking, glowing brass fanfares, Eno-esque atmospherics, and power-pop waltzing. And he replaces the jittery qualities of his earlier work with a warm sense of wonder—it’s not only the most accomplished record of his career, it’s the most appealing”Chicago Reader