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!
5 guys, 96 beers, half a dozen vintage microphones, and a little bit of reverb = BLISS! At least that seems to be the recipe for Jeff German's first single "Woodshed" from his upcoming sophomore release "...twelve packs, eight tracks and black and white TV". This five song single features Jeff and the revolving cast of musicians he dubs The Blankety Blanks, turning it on, turning it up and yes, turning it loose. With outstanding tracks like "Black & Blue" and a surprisingly authentic version of the Paul Westerberg classic "Achin' To Be". German and his compatriots might not be aiming to be "Big Star" but if this is any indication they'll be stars soon enough.
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."