Singer/songwriter Adam Arcuragi is a compelling artist who uses elements of Americana viewed through his own kaleidoscopic lens to create an original, humbly orchestral brand of Indie Pop exploding with finesse, imagination and melodic grace. Augmented with Sparklehorse guitars, whispering strings, rolling banjos and punctuating horns, Arcuragi’s fluid, hypnotic “Death Gospel” lacks the self-consciousness of a lot modern Folk-influenced artists, unleashed with a naturalness that may not adhere to the “rules” established by purists, but comes off like a pure expression direct from Arcuragi’s soul, without filters.
You’ll Dig It If You Dig: Beck makes Sea Change II as his Pet Sounds, hires Nashville session cats, Beulah and Wilco to play it, goes nuts, makes masterpiece. (Mike Breen, CityBeat)
~ "In addition to his work as a poet and playwright, Philadelphia's Adam Arcuragi crafts raucous Americana, the kind that was once called 'alternative country' before that phrase become associated with a gnarly fetishization of backwoods authenticity." (NPR)