Cruisin in a ’69 CAMARO with Seneko

Stan “Seneko” Olshefski’s music has been described as evoking the Gin Blossoms in its sound and whimsy by Huffington Post. Wail Music Magazine called it “country meets Radiohead”. And, these descriptions surely fit, but – to this reviewer – Seneko comes across as a garage rocker with a country soul, ala Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy or the great Billy Bragg… or even like a more refined and less cow-punk Mojo Nixon. His music is a fun, simple, and well crafted blending of classic Americana folk and country with a Strokes-esque throwback garage rock sound.

Fans of everything from Joe Strummer’s 101ers to Tom Petty to Ryan Adams and beyond are sure to cling to Seneko’s music and his latest release, ’69 Camaro, is a prime example of why. With a sensibility not unlike the more stripped down tunes of Bruce Springsteen, a jangly lo-fi rock influence, and an old school country twang, the 5-song EP is a great way to start or end just about any day, with songs that vary from love ballads to more upbeat rock gems.

For the more rock oriented listener like myself, it’s the 50s rock meets Arctic Monkeys inspired “No Goin’ Back” and the Supersuckers flavor of the closer “Writing on the Wall” that really hit, but all 5 tracks are solid and the SP is definietly well worht a listen for anyone who enjoys any of the aforementioned artists.

Justin has been running websites since his first Geocities site in 1994, but only did he ever start covering anything of substance years later. After he stopped regularly running local concerts in Northern NJ and the greater Philly area, he knew he needed to step up his writing game if he expected to continue to get free music to listen to. He writes regularly here and at Cinapse, as well as contributing to a few other sites on occasion. He likes music, film, the Philadelphia Eagles, the 76ers, talking about Criminal Justice, reading Intelligence Report, and his family... not in that order. His beautiful wife is far more talented than he is and his kids far more adorable... and crazy.
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