Doug Bleichner

Photo: Tom Van Huisstede

Bleichner’s observational storytelling has always run parallel to ’60s and ’70s pysch-folk, but despite being firmly grounded in modern indie pop, these early influences are clarified throughout After Love. At first listen, the lush tones are easy to write off as surf revivalism in the vein of Real Estate, but presented with a full LP, his sonic palette has more in common with Donovan’s more linear material, or even early Crosby, Stills & Nash.

-Russel Rockwell, Immersive Atlanta