As one third of the core members in West Coast pop group Hey Ocean!, David Vertesi’s proven himself to be a formidable songwriter. Since that band is taking a bit of a break, he’s planning another go at a solo record, his first since 2010’s Cardiography. While the as-yet-untitled album won’t be out until 2015, the first single “Loud Talker” is now available for a free download over on soundcloud. His calming baritone register drives this indie rock stunner, a mellower offering than he’d typically provide with his sunny-pop main gig.
Expect to hear some of the new tracks on his short Western Canadian tour, with dates scheduled in Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, Lethbridge, Kelowna and Vancouver between October 15-22. Details on Facebook.
In other Hey Ocean! news, singer Ashleigh Ball is the subject of a recently released documentary, A Brony Tale, which examines the cult surrounding the kid’s show My Little Pony, for which she voices several characters.