The Stan Laurels are the indie psych-pop/rock musical creation of Sound Scientist John Lathrop, one mere human based in Austin, TX who has created an indie psych-pop/rock "band" that that seamlessly blends the super-melodic pop/rock sensibilities of the mid/late 60s with the fantastical (and sometimes absurd) themes and non-standard song structures of early 70s progressive rock, then adds a sizable helping of psychedelia, and throws in a twist of classical for good measure. All of this comes together to create lush, rich, multi-layered pop stereophonic sounds.
Per John's Facebook page: "The debut album, "Death of the Sun," streaming & downloaded FO' FREE"
But hey, tip your server generously.........
Brimming with overflowing instruments, and intertwined with influence's of Beatlesque and ELO orchestration, and with an abundance of piano you can picture The Stan Laurels as the lounge act at Timothy Leary's Harvard Psychedelic Club.
New Release Coming:
"Billi & Theodore: Music from the Motion Picture," the long-awaited second album from The Stan Laurels, a.k.a. John Lathrop, will be released online worldwide on February 5, 2013!
This long-playing record will contain the entire film score as well as 10 original songs featured in Ronald Short's full-length independent film "Billi & Theodore." The album releases the same week as the Austin premiere of the film, which will take place on February 9, 2013.