Dinked #188 is the return of San Francisco’s underground pop legend Kelley Stoltz, back in the Dinked family after 2020’s ‘Ah (etc)’ with his 17th album, released on 10th June through Agitated Records
The album was recorded early in 2021, and has been languishing in the vinyl pressing log jam ever since – but luckily Stoltz writes timeless songs, the kind that might’ve appeared on the fringes of the late 60’s or mid 80’s. Acoustic guitars, synthesizers, drum machines and strong melodies abound. as Stoltz plays most of the instruments himself and records in his home studio in San Francisco. Kelley says, “I chose the title ‘the Stylist’ because musically I guess that’s what I am… because of the way I write, at my leisure over a period of months at home, I kinda flit around between styles. It’s all in the pop-rock vein, but there’s usually a wide range of sounds and inspiration from song to song. It sort of fits together in a mix tape kind of way, rather than an exploration of one particular mood. That’s always been the case with my albums.”
The Dinked Edition is limited to 450 copies only on ‘Butterfly Effect’ colour vinyl and comes with 2 bonus 7″ singles, that’s 3 bonus tracks plus a Fall cover! Long-time Stoltz followers will already have hit that pre-order button but if you’re yet to discover the man’s talents then now’s as good a time as ever!