- Summary: The fourth full-length release for indie rock artist Tim Showalter was produced by Nicolas Vernhes.
- Record Label: Dead Oceans Records
- Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock
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Feb 10, 2017Moments of personal darkness are threaded throughout Hard Love, but the clarity and strength that Showalter finds when he shrugs off the gloom gives the songs a restless optimism tempered with a belief that the sun will always come up no matter how long your night has been.
MixmagFeb 14, 2017Hard Love is easy to adore. [No. 139, p.61]
UncutFeb 10, 2017An odd mix, maybe, but a believable one. [Mar 2017, p.31]
Feb 15, 2017Even though the record is layered in angst, Showalter has an inner fearlessness that has allowed him to take accountability for his actions. While Hard Love isn’t a clear solution for Showalter’s problems, it’s definitely a step in the right direction.
Q MagazineFeb 10, 2017Too much of the rest comes dangerously close to ordinariness. [Mar 2017, p.115]
Positive: 1 out of 1
Mixed: 0 out of 1
Negative: 0 out of 1
Feb 17, 2017As a long time fan and a follower of this band from the early days of watching him play basements in Wilkes-Barre, PA (remember the Black WolfAs a long time fan and a follower of this band from the early days of watching him play basements in Wilkes-Barre, PA (remember the Black Wolf Lodge of Kingston!), all I have to say is wow. Just wow.
As Showalter has matured in sound and spirit, his music has evolved from a relatable albeit cliche emotional wax to something of raw intensity. Deeply rooted in classic singer-songwriter rock of days-past, this new sound for Strand of Oaks completes the picture I always saw them striving for.
Easily their best album to date.… Expand
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