for algernon

Cincinnati, Ohio

For Algernon
Cincinnati • Indie/Folk

Singer/songwriter Jason Wells has been recording music as for algernon since 2001, crafting dark, personal, poetic songs that have a way of precisely capturing the human condition at its most downtrodden and, by doing so, are tangentially uplifting in a “you are not alone” way (he also has a dry wit and references literary works, lest you think he’s constantly a Danny Downer). His talent as a songwriter and arranger was evident even on his lowest-fi home recordings, but the relative robustness of his more recent collaboration with the band Sleepybird showed Wells’ potential to create greatness on a bigger scale.

Dig it: Elliott Smith, Sparklehorse, M. Ward. (MB)