Lehmann B. Smith has written many hundreds of songs in search of ‘the good one’. Some of these attempts have made their way onto his six diverse and critically acclaimed albums, from ‘The Big Dry’ (2009) to ‘Thank God For My Body’ (2015).
Finding his greatest success as a sideman for bands like Totally Mild and Kes Band, Smith has often been described as a musician’s musician, an undiscovered talent. He is a prodigious songwriter, laboriously notating album after album of unreleased material and storing these away in his home studio for a rainy day.
With this new album written, arranged, recorded and played almost entirely by himself at this studio (reportedly somewhere in Ascot Vale), Lehmann B. Smith is like a suburban version of Prince on the outskirts of an Australian city.
He is a mystery, an enigma, something of a genius; his music will resonate in your head for days, and should you be lucky enough to witness a live performance - save that story for your children. “His compositions are elegant gossamer tapestries that engage and inspire.
The back-porch pathos is stunningly interwoven with haunting reverie and a morbid curiosity — about the physical nature of the human body and all it’s designed to control and contain.” - Brendan Telford, The Music
1. Blame Me
2. Pave This Road
4. Do It Again
5. 10th Dec
6. Salvo’s Guitar
8. Thus Must Rust
Release Date: 25/05/2018