Joshua Carpenter has done stints with Floating Action
, The Nein
, and even a handful of gigs here and there with cult-hero-turned-phenomenon Rodriguez
. The Asheville, NC resident currently plays with Schooner
, Better Twin
, & Emily Easterly
in addition to writing and performing under his own name. Carpenter has released two under-the-radar-but-stellar solo albums, Full Flight
, in 2011, and Prey Tells
, in 2017.
Carpenter’s aesthetic lends itself to Big Star’s memorable hooks with the wry, eviscerating wit of Andy Partridge. Catchy, cerebral, and a little pugnacious.
"… traces back through songsmiths Tobin Sprout and Matthew Sweet to Robyn Hitchcock and Ray Davies - nostalgia obsessives unafraid to dress their melancholy in pop trappings."
-John Schacht, Independent Weekly (NC)