Former Selves is a man, a self described myth and an iconic-Twitter related Batman expert. On top of his great personality makes fuzzy bedroom pop music. It’s sometimes cheesy, sometimes funky, and sometimes silly, but there continues to be some lingering genius. He’s an Olympian soul who is stuck in Lynnwood. Yes, the Ducktails and Atlas Sound inspiration is obvious but Selves continues to break personal ground with Northwestern stylized melodies.
Clearly his music is amateur but pointing that out misses the point of the bedroom pop. Selves has a quirky sound found in a restless soul. He has a familiar weirdness about him; a daring imagination that exists like a child inside of our past. Former Selves has tapped into something and it sure is fun to hear what he’s found.
“Running For The Bus” is what happens when you smoke weed during a meant-to-be-productive afternoon. “Coffee With Gaddafi” has all the material to be a hit- with its polarizing harmonica and demoralizing message, we’re on a catchy high-rise drinking mochas with one of the world’s most recently deceased evil dudes.
His new album can be found at www.formerselves.org and can be downloaded for free. In the meantime check out his music video for “Dust In The Cartridge”