4.5 out of 5 stars
Denver multi-instrumentalist Jimmy Stofer is absolutely overflowing with creative outlets these days.
He is the newest member of Rose Hill Drive, has played with a whole host of local acts ranging from up-and-comers to The Fray, and in the midst of all of that, he has just released Places under the moniker Weather Maps.
The album is a collection of solo acoustic tracks that Stofer has been working on for the past few years. While Stofer is known around the Denver scene as the go-to bassist, Places, which he recorded almost entirely on his own, shows him picking up a whole slew of instruments to transform the album from the typical singer/songwriter fanfare into a voluptuous and lush collection of tracks.
While Places may be a debut for Stofer as a solo artist, his ample experience insures that this album doesn’t sound like a first-try. Additionally, Stofer’s ability to play so many different genres, comes through on Places, which ranges from folk-acoustic, to indie flair to rock.
— Brian F. Johnson
:: Weather Maps ::
:: Hi-Dive :: August 5 ::