Slothtrop Music was founded in 1995 to promote and nurture independent musicians. By all accounts we've succeeded. Since then we've expanded to four divisions (Records, Publishing, Management & Consulting) and helped hundreds of artists while at the same time putting out some pretty great music. Take a look around, we're sure you'll find something you'll love!
If you found a wormhole linking Elliott Smith's Pacific Northwest, NRBQ's Austin Tx, and Rufus Wainwright's New York City but could only access it from just across the Illinois state line. You'd probably find Marty Finkel's new CD "It's Alright Now" at the nearest record store. While that may seem like a lot for record to live up to, trust us it just works. Recorded to reflect the real sound of a real songwriter and his band , we're proud to present Marty's new record, warts and all. Genuine rock-n-roll from the genuine article.
"Seems Like Forever," Dan Kennedy's second solo release on Slothtrop, is an eclectic continuation of the panoptic pop featured in his collaborations with winsome singer-songwriter Amy Curl, the songs now tinged with blues, soul, and jazz. Influences break the surface constantly—a bit of Robert Cray here, a little Lyle Lovett there, maybe a touch of Los Lobos if you listen carefully—but they're always tempered with his own voice. "I often try to write for other performers," says Dan, "but it usually comes out sounding like me in the end."
Though they've been called "a straight ahead classic rock outfit," Sexy Ester easily transcends that description on all fronts. Given their berth of influences and styles, there is nothing straight-ahead about this band except their energy and drive. Monomania kicks off with lead single "Holding On," a devotional to the tenacity of love. "Rock Candy!" glitters with girl-group nostalgia over retro riffs, and "Silver Shoes" is pop-punk perfection. Monomania is full of dynamic organs, powerhouse vocals, and catchy-as-hell choruses that beg car stereos to crank it.