Joseph Mulhollen moved to Baltimore from Buffalo a little over a year ago, and Charm City's burgeoning music community has seemed to rekindle a fire in him. After over 2 1/2 years of not playing, Mulhollen has found his footing & voice again. Layering lush melodies of synthesizers, drum machines, guitars, melodica, vocals and much much more, Joseph has been gaining recognition in Baltimore clubs with his quirky yet sincere mix of indie-pop and folk. His new record "Problematical Animals," is his most dense, dynamic and professional-sounding record to date, which says a lot for Mulhollen's musicianship: he wrote, played and programmed almost every single instrument. But don't be fooled; while Joseph has laid down a solid musical structure, nothing takes away from his soaring and powerful vocals. All in all, his sound is focused yet still covers lots of ground, straddling a perfect construction of acoustic monuments over an electronic landscape, sure to please fans of Sufjan Stevens, Kevin Drew (Broken Social Scene) and Grizzly Bear.
released September 24, 2012
Written, performed and recorded by Joseph Mulhollen
Produced by Joseph Mulhollen and Alex Champagne
Mixed by Alex Champagne at Scenic Route Recordings
Mastered by Brian Allyn Chase
Strings on Janus, In The Dirt, I Was A Hammer Hitting Air, Lion In A Headlock and Singing In A Well by Maeve Royce.
Whistling on Janus by Lindsay Kluge
White trash rambling on Singing In A Well by White Trash neighbors
Meowing on Lion In A Headlock by Annex Mulhollen
Everything else done by Joseph Mulhollen
A Series of Unusual Species' drawn by Patience Wyman, art layout by Joseph Mulhollen