Postmodern Love Songs

I first met Corey Dargel years ago as a student at Oberlin. He subsequently made a beeline to New York City, where he has quickly become a rising master of the postmodern love song, in the fine kidding-on-the-square tradition of David Garland. As prime example, he’s just posted a new song, “Antidepressants,” on his web page. After you’ve listened to that one, scroll down to find some songs from his new CD, cry those sweet sweet tears on out, and you’ll hear where I think post-rock and post-classical may collide circa 2004 or so. Dargel has a rare knack for combining technical sophistication with emotional nakedness. And he’d love your feedback.