New York-based indie folk songwriter Chris Riffle has been haunting Lower East Side clubs like The Living Room over the past few years while steadily releasing a series of promising EP's with acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and producer Jim Zhivago (Ollabelle, Kim Taylor). His third and latest collection, Another Dream -- the follow up to last summer's I Am Not From Here -- once again puts Riffle on the DC RADAR with its sublime acoustic hymns of hushed intimacy. Possessing what we've described as "a delicate, boyish voice that is equal parts wistful and whispery" and Zhivago's richly detailed but restrained backing, Another Dream finds that sweet spot between sweeping chamber pop and elegant folk songcraft. Listen to how the transcendent title track captures Riffle's somber, almost mournful tone while surrounding his vocals with a warm, plush blanket of sound. Stream the full EP at his Bandcamp page.
Chris Riffle - "Another Dream" (from the EP Another Dream)
Chris Riffle - "Far From the Sea" (from the EP Another Dream)
Chris Riffle Live w/ Jimi Zhivago