Garlic City— one of Charlotte’s most unique and uprising, “Indie” Alternative groups—has finally released its long awaited and anticipated debut album, entitled “Minimalist.”
As for Garlic City, this out-side-the-box quartet consists of Elliot Simpson, Brodie Cole, Bayley Courtland, and Mark Eckert. According to Brodie Cole, as well as the general consensus of the group’s fan-base, which appears to grow by the minute, “Garlic City has made quite a statement around Charlotte’s music scene, by mixing various musical influences into one engrossing musical concoction” (Cole, 2014).
With that statement in mind, it’s probably certain that anyone who’s had a chance to hear the group would agree: The Garlic City sound and brand is the birth of a new concept which has arrived to the Alternative music genre; and, it will be interesting to see how the groups musical influence takes hold, as it continues to get the attention of would-be listeners around different markets.
As for “Minimalist,” it and the group began forming, back in mid-2012. Garlic City became one, as a result of joining Simpson’s solo group, “Garlic Farm,” with Cole’s solo group, “Skyscraper City.” The group continues to raise the bar on its redefined musical style and creativity, through a motto the group refers to as: “Saying so much in so few words” (Cole, 2013).
In no time, the group released its first “Lost At Sea” EP. The group wrote around this EP, in the overall development of Minimalist, which includes the group’s dynamic hit, “6807.”
With the new album finally released, you can purchase Minimalist on i-Tunes, or you can check out the group on Soundcloud, or on the Garlic City website. Stay tuned for more updates on Garlic City, including tour dates and album reviews, right here on zoomdune.com.