Tasjan! Tasjan! Tasjan!
A former glam-rock guitarist, Aaron Lee Tasjan is more musically diverse than his 2016 Americana-leaning breakout Silver Tears may have suggested. On his fourth album Tasjan! Tasjan! Tasjan!, the Nashville-based singer-songwriter and guitarist fully explores his kaleidoscopic vision, fusing Petty-esque heartland rock, Velvet Underground-style art pop, Beatles-styled psychedelia, and modern Americana to craft a truly singular sound. Opening track "Sunday Women" is spacey and playful, with Tasjan's guitar, at times, mimicking a synthesizer. "Computer of Love" pairs incisive lyrics and an acid-laced arrangement to turn a keen eye on social-media-induced narcissism. And on tracks like "Feminine Walk," "Up All Night," and "Dada Bois," Tasjan frankly acknowledges his own gender and sexual fluidity, with vulnerability, heart, and a healthy dose of humor. It's appropriate that Tasjan offered this LP as a (cleverly) self-titled project, as it's his most fully realized work yet.