Summer at Shatter Creek All the Answers
Summer at Shatter Creek is built around the work of one man - Craig Gurwich. He's an obsessive multi-instrumentalist that resides in the city of Los Angeles.
His songs are comprised of stories from his own life, such as in "Fall Down Drunk". This song speaks of a friend who is oblivious to the fact that she has a serious drinking problem, even though it is destructive to herself and everything around her. She doesn't know that the song is about her, even though she was at a recent gig where Craig performed it. After his set, he found her passed out at the bar.
All the Answers is the second full-length from Summer at Shatter Creek, and thanks to modern technology and a lot of spare time, was recorded & performed by Craig in his garage. Most of his equipment was stolen before the recording of the album, and after a friend bought him a new drum kit, he decided not to buy any more instruments, only to work with what remained. The immediate, multi-layered sounds and vocals seem otherworldly and enveloping, not at all resembling an album made at home with a few spare instruments, but instead a heady magical journal into a world operating on neuroses and melancholia.
Like Elliott Smith walking into a chocolate shop owned and operated by the Flaming Lips, the immediate, multi-layered instruments and vocals create an otherworldly and enveloping heady magical journal into a world operating on neuroses and melancholia.
Press for Previous Releases:
"Summer at Shatter Creek is one of the best blends of lo-fi loner and Phil Spector aural huzzahdom I've ever heard." - Pitchfork
"Summer At Shatter Creek has everything you'd find if you raided your parents' Simon & Garfunkel record collection." - MAGNET
"Summer at Shatter Creek knows its way around atmosphere." - the Onion
"Craig Gurwich, the man behind Summer at Shatter Creek, is one of those rare musicians who can do it all." - Delusions of Adeuquacy