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Adam Ostrar is a parent, maybe just like you, that worries about the world his kid is inheriting. He’s anxious about the damaged and ravaged U.S.A. and so are the narrators on his most recent album, The Worried Coat.
Originally released in 2019 as the last album out of the chute on a label that folded up shop, The Worried Coat effectively went out of print after tours that year with Jerry DeCicca and Simon Joyner. Keeled Scales is proud to re-introduce The Worried Coat by bringing it back into print on vinyl and digital streaming services on October 1, 2021.
With earworm lyrics like “They give you what you want, but they take it back,” an album like this might be called a "dystopia." Ostrar weaves together disparate voices. There’s no good guys or bad guys, no red or blue. These are twelve narratives on otherness, self-identity, and our personal relationships with anxiety. How we often betray our best intentions through willful ignorance.
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