Creating filtered version of banner image.


Night Light

by Tom Hedrick

Released 2014
Story of Now! Records
Released 2014
Story of Now! Records
A potent mix of rock, punk, power pop, and avant-garde jazz stylings from this one-man band. Catchy, funny, touching and absolutely energetic songs!
Night Light is the seventh full length solo album - and eighth solo release overall - by the versatile and endlessly inventive Tom Hedrick. This time out, Tom shares a more varied palette of sounds and styles without losing his emphasis on songs with strong melodic structures.

Songs like "Kate!", "Mardi & Her Jet Pack" and "Early Morning Man" are high energy, punkish songs that still manage a sing-a-long, hooky vibe that begs for repeat listens. Avant-garde and jazz stylings are evident on a number of the tracks, particularly "Washboard", an outright surreal opus that moves from a blue-grass party straight into Zappa/Beefheart-esque soundscapes that lead into a sonic abyss of pure delight.

Shades of Big Star Third can be heard on the abstract "A Song I Didn't Want", while other songs like "Church Key" and "Crown Vic" are straight up pop-rockers.

Night Light concludes with the heartfelt tribute "For Miss Brooks", as touching a song as Hedrick has ever composed or sung. Alongside his excellent 2013 power pop album The Man In The Brown Suit, Nightlight is as fine a record as can be heard in Tom Hedrick's extensive discography, and well worth adding to your collection.

Follow Tom Hedrick Music

The Magic Jukebox

No spam! Just emails about new songs!