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Posted February 22, 2018 by Mike Mineo in Rock
 
 

Guy Grogan – “I’m the One I Couldn’t Be”

Guy Grogan has impressed in the two previous years, with 2016’s “My Own Way Out” and 2017’s “Stick the Landing”. They both showed the one-man-band and Santa Fe-based singer/songwriter as an admirer of alt-rock’s enduring legacy, touting influences like Guided by Voices, Dinosaur Jr, and Jesus and Mary Chain. His releases tend to show an electic reach as well, including ballads like “What If I Told You” in addition to his more rock-forward efforts. “I’m the One I Couldn’t Be” – the successful opener off his newest album, Purgatorial Hearts – is mostly rock-geared, though around the two-minute mark also shows Grogan’s lusher side, with a pleasant melody showcasing his vocal harmonies and an absence of percussion — concluding with a soaring rock rendition, heavy on the guitar solo. It’s a nice track that kicks off a solid album, which can be streamed in full below:

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