Sean Sprecher is a pivotal, though sometimes illusive, member of the East Coast’s DIY scene. He previously went by the name Sean Bean first releasing music as Fat History Month before transitioning over to Bad History Month back in 2014. Sprecher relocated to Boston in the mid-2000s after spending his childhood in New York City. His early projects attracted critical praise and a cult following with the release of 2011’s “Fucking Despair“.
Ambitious and impressive, Old Blues opens with a 13 minute song “Waste Not” – which was also pre-released as a teaser before the launch of the album. It takes a few listens to get to grips with this track since it does not have any real choruses or repeated sections. It is indeed the strongest track of the abum. But it does not end there though – the album is full of songs that are contradictorily full of pessimism but are actually hopeful.
Old Blues re-assures Sprecher’s visceral brand of storytelling and definitely makes it one of the most notable albums. Listen to the album below, available for purchase now from Bandcamp. You can also pre-order Vinyls here.