woensdag, februari 2

Pete Droge is an American alternative/folk rock musician from Bainbridge Island in Washington State's Puget Sound. Pete Droge's debut album, "Necktie Second", finds the singer/songwriter following the footsteps of Tom Petty and Neil Young.

At this stage, Droge might not be as melodically sturdy as either of his influences, yet he can turn out a charming piece of roots rock like "If You Don't Love Me (I'll Kill Myself)" without much effort. "If You Don't Love Me" isn't indicative of the rest of the record — throughout Necktie Second, he's hunched over an acoustic guitar, singing sensitive, confessional songs.

He's got a more distinct backbeat and a bit more grit than most singer/songwriters, but many ofmore… the songs fail to be really compelling, making "Necktie Second" a promising debut, but not a particularly remarkable one.