Album Review: "Introducing…" by Aaron Frazer (7/10)

Dead Oceans / Easy Eye Sound

Producer: Dan Auerbach

Best recognized for his drumming and singing efforts with Durand Jones & The Indications, Aaron Frazer slapped down this debut solo effort in Music City in under a week. Boasting production by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, Introducing… features silky falsettos riding atop classically styled R&B. Even the unadorned cover recalls soul’s glory days. Despite Frazer’s throwback orientation, modernistic touches are incorporated throughout and irregular moments of uplift grant the high-pitched crooner’s blues-tinged compositions enough appeal to thoroughly satisfy retro-obsessed listeners.