Posts Tagged ‘Salt Lake City’

Choir Boy debuted with the warmly received album ‘Passive With Desire’ in 2017. After signing to Dais Records, Choir Boy followed up with the 2018 single, “Sunday Light” and a lovingly packaged reissue of the debut album. Here’s the thing about Choir Boy singer Adam Klopp: his voice is so captivating, so utterly out-of-this-world that it’s easy to forget there’s a proper band co-piloting the project’s ethereal pop songs. In the three years since Choir Boy signed to Dais with their “Sunday Light” EP, the group’s core duo of Klopp and bassist Chaz Costello has grown to include guitarist Michael Paulson and saxophonist/keyboardist Jeff Kleinman.


The quartet’s Gathering Swans LP finds them at the peak of their melancholic powers, bringing Klopp’s acrobatic melodies into full relief alongside serious hooks and synth-laced power chords. . This band is truly bold to weave such a deep and creative sound. Choir Boy has a haunting and mystical nature with deep introspection into the intensity of feelings. What an honest approach to music

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Salt Lake City’s Choir Boy dropped their debut album Passive With Desire in 2016, and they’ve been honing their gothic new wave and synth-pop ever since, becoming a staple touring band with the likes of Cold Cave, Ceremony and Soft Kill. Lead singer Adam Klopp has a tender voice you won’t forget—when someone nails the poignant, melodramatic croon, you cling to them for life. On their second album Gathering Swans, Choir Boy sounds bigger, and it feels like Klopp has more room to roam free with his vocals more at the forefront of the mix. “Complainer” is possibly the best Choir Boy song to date. His voice flutters with heart-rendering Morrissey-isms, which is great because you don’t have to deal with the unnecessary guilt of listening to the Smiths leader. Another standout “Toxic Eye” is the kind of pensive, downtempo goth-pop to wind down an epic night out or a spectacularly dejected night in.

The first single from indie pop outfit Choir Boy’s second album, Gathering Swans. Out May 8th, 2020. “Complainer” is a sarcastic examination of self pity. The video reveals Choir Boy’s involvement in a seedy back alley fighting ring.