Photo by Peter Ellenby

San Francisco’s JL Stiles is releasing a new LP, House of Murmurs, on November 1st. Stiles, who also plays in local ragtime band Hobo Paradise, blends retro pop, folk, and rock on the album, similar to much of M. Ward’s work. Stiles can perform the different types of music without a problem – his bare-bones ballads are solid, but I especially enjoy the upbeat moments, such as the horns on “All in a Day,” the record’s opening track. The album release party for House of Murmurs will be November 1st at Cafe Du Nord, along with the Titan Ups, Prairiedog, and Nightgown. Listen to House of Murmurs below.

Titan Ups, JL Stiles, Prairiedog, Nightgown
Cafe Du Nord
November 1, 2012
7:30pm, $12