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!
"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.
Marty Finkel is the closest thing to a lifelong singer-songwriter you can find. From ditties composed as a toddler to teenaged guitar songs he composed before he knew any chords, Finkel has never been far from a song. After self-releasing three full-length records, one EP (and one record as side project Spinning Swords), Finkel makes his label debut with Slothrop Records. On Might Be Found, Finkel's songs glimmer with a unique optimism that shines in his songcraft and delivery, showcasing not only the breadth of Finkel's talent, but also his growth as a songwriter