Adam Ostrar has been featured on WXPN’s The Key (a monthly music column) Spotify playlist for 2017! Here’s what they had to say about Adam’s latest album, Brawls in the Briar. The Spotify playlist can be found here and the full article is posted here:
11. Adam Ostrar – “Warlock”
Have we had enough with the weirdos? This likeably low-key, apparently well-adjusted songwriter has been kicking around for quite some time – I first encountered (and wrote about) him over fifteen years ago, as the driving force behind the nifty Chicago-based indie outfit Manishevetz, and he’s had several other bands over the years – but the just-released Brawls in the Briars is his first solo project to see wide release. In fact, it’s the first record ever credited Adam Ostrar: he’s always used his original surname, Busch, until changing it recently so as to avoid confusion with a different Adam Busch. How mild-mannered and non-confrontational! That may just be a coincidence, but the record does have a certain sense of freshness about it; like a hopeful new beginning. It’s nothing revolutionary – just some sweetly tuneful indie folk with a few jazzy flourishes here and there – but Ostrar/Busch has a fine way with melody, and several numbers here – including this one, which gives the record its title – are more than liable to lodge in the old cranium.