Adam Ostrar (formerly Adam Busch), a veteran band leader of the last twenty years and a songwriter of considerable output, is a solo artist after a career spent at the helm of art rock ensembles The Curious Digit, Manishevitz, and SONOI. In 2015, after relocating to Austin, he began his solo career with “River of Bricks”. In 2017, Ostrar signed on with Super Secret Records and began working on his second solo album, “Brawls In The Briar”, at the famed music studio, Sonic Ranch. Joining him in this project were Wil Hendricks (Califone) , Michael Krassner (Boxhead Ensemble), and Stephen Patterson (White Rabbits, Spoon, Hamilton Leithauser) . Ostrar meticulously edited and demoed versions until he felt the songs were fully fleshed out and were ready to record with the band. The recordings were cut live in five days with no rehearsals. The new album is due out later in 2017.
> Brawls In The Briar (SSR-070) CD/LP – 13 October 2017