Trevor Sensor

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Trevor Sensor’s voice and lyrics belies his 23 years of life. His nasally deliver and the biting commentary on his subjects harkens to a time when folk singers were among the loudest voices in social commentary. And while I stick the folk label on Sensor, this is by no means just a man and guitar. Produced by Jonathan Rado and Richard Swift at Steve Albini’s studio the 11 tracks deliver a varied listening experience across the album.

Sensor’s small town roots seem to a theme here. Born and raised in Sterling, IL (about 100 miles west of Chicago), before stretching his legs at Central College in Iowa; pouring over the works of Kierkegaard, Proust, Eggars and Henry Miller. It’s a combo that translates well throughout the album.

Andy Warhol was a man fascinated by pop culture. Sensor mixes that fascination with the plight of the common man throughout the album. High Beams sees the protagonist wanting on the unattainable Hollywood dream from afar. While In Hollywood, Everyone is Plastic sees that dream collapse. Throughout the album, the tunes are fleshed out with a backing band. But he closes the album with just an acoustic (bar a small solo) on the lovely Starborne Eyes.

Sensor’s debut LP gives me the same feeling that Joe Pug’s Messenger did back in 2010. Like Pug, Sensor is a man wise beyond his years.

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Well, we’ve finally got a release date for Trevor Sensor’s debut LP on Jagjaguwar. June 16th and it’ll go by the name of Andy Warhol’s Dream. Been waiting a while for this one. Here’s a little something on the first single, High Beams.

“The song derives from the desire to be one of those people on the television – a desire instilled in us since childhood in America and the western world at large. A desire that consumes us, especially those few born in middle America who look for supposedly greater things beyond the horizon of cornfields and prairies, or the northern factory towns of England – those places where nobody of any pop cultural significance is suppose to come from – for there is only so much room in the camera lens, the television screen, and we must save it for the pretty, plastic people,” Sensor explains. “It revolves around things lost, things hoped for and the dreams we tell ourselves to keep us from the possibly horrifying conclusions that forever creep up on us in the back of our minds. To these conclusions and this desire, I curl back my feelers and hiss – for I am twenty-three and tired.”

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Here’s another track from the album

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Trevor Sensor released two excellent EPs – here and here . Since playing those to EPs to death, I’ve been jonseing for his full-length LP. Seems we’re getting close. Check out the video and see what Sensor says about the tune. I really dig this dude. Looking forward to much more.

“The Money Gets Bigger” was produced by Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio studio in Chicago, IL. The song features Rado on organ and backing vocals with Julien Ehrlich (drums & backing vocals) and Max Kakacek(bass) of Whitney as his rhythm section.

Sensor explains the inspiration behind this song is, “An observation of America – the horrors that occur in a society at large, and behind the closed doors of dysfunctional family homes. It’s a need for something – the yearning to be somebody people admire and adore in a world that seems void of significance. To find meaning in the limelight, and the despair we all feel when we are not the chosen ones to bask in it. In America, this is our brass ring – to be applauded for our supposed efforts and be beloved by strangers.”

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Earlier this year, Trevor Sensor released his debut EP – Texas Girls and Jesus Christ and elicited a comparison to Kristian Matsson (Tallest Man On Earth). Well, he’s back with another EP, set to be released tomorrow. Its a 3 track EP that falls more in line with John McCauley’s mischievous side.

Sensor is two EPs in and I can’t wait for his full LP. Really have the feeling that this kid is going to have a great career. There’s just something about him that is special.

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Trevor Sensor annonces Debut EP, Texas Girls and Jesus Christ 3/25
 


February 12, 2016

Photo by Katie Hovland Trevor Sensor is the latest signing to the venerable Jagjaguwar label. And based on one track, he’s pretty fucking awesome. He’s an Americana artist and his voice is comparable to Kristian Matsson (Tallest Man On Earth). His debut EP will be out on 3/25 and I would imagine he’ll be on […]

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