Song Premiere: Split Screens, “Stand Alone”

Wondering Sound Staff

By Wondering Sound Staff

on 07.20.14 in News

Even when he was recording by himself, Jesse Cafiero sounded like a band. It’s hard to read any early press about the San Francisco musician’s first EP as Split Screens without hitting a comment about how lush and full and band-like it sounds. So, for the forthcoming Before the Storm, Cafiero made the obvious move: he hired a band. The results are evident in the wonderful, sprawling “Stand Alone.” As Cafiero’s feather-light voice gently bounces across the top of the notes, he’s joined by weeping lap steel, pulsing organs and, finally, a morse-code brass section. It’s a kaleidoscope of sound, riveting from the first note to the last.