Stutter Steps

Warm, melodious indiepop from Pittsburgh, PA.  Ben Harrison has drawn from bands like Yo Ya Tengo, Velvet Underground, Luna, The Bats, and Bill Callahan to create evocative melodies and satisfying guitar textures.  But Harrison isn’t just making a patchwork quilt of worthy influences.  He is blending them together to make his own statement via a warm and instantly familiar set of songs.  Sometimes sounding post-punk and sometimes a bit of dusty Americana, with gravelly but melodic baritone vocals that bring to mind DIY godfather Calvin Johnson.