Dressing also received critical acclaim by many media outlets, including the Chicago Sun-Times who praised Prall for achieving “a brand of rootsy power-pop that is smart, introspective and filled with great hooks.” His next album, the eclectic Fizzlebuzzie, prompted Performing Songwriter magazine to call the diverse record “a box of chocolates for your ears” and earned him a featured spot on NME.com. He upped the ante with the release of the beautifully infectious Weightless, and with its single “The Cornflakes Song,” garnered more radio spins across the country, a coveted spot on Paste Magazine’s CD compilation, and airplay in the Starbucks national chain. Now poised to self-release two EPs within the span of only a few months – Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 – Prall is not only songwriter and performer, but has taken on the role of producer, as well. The first EP, simply titled Inc., contains five songs that fuse lush vocals, straight-forward guitars, hypnotic drums, and sugary-affected strings with undeniably catchy-as-hell melodies, accumulating into a powerhouse of oddly pop-fueled gems. Throughout his career you never know what Dick Prall will offer up, but you’re assured that he’s serious about the craft of writing songs. He’s stuck with this because he has to – it’s a DNA thing.
And let’s hope that DNA is generously mixed into the next batch of songs that come to light next spring. If he can keep up the pace of releasing EPs every few months as he’s intending, and they’re anywhere near the quality of his previous records, then every season will be a welcome change. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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