Chris Robley is a producer, songwriter, published poet, and a purveyor of jittery, pictorial pop music.
As one critic put it, Robley (the “Stephen King of Indie-Pop”) performs music that “corresponds to the hyperactive zeitgeist” of this modern era of over-stimulation. Diverse, energetic, disturbing, searching, skewed, catchy, exposed.
Robley’s first two critically lauded solo albums, this is the and the drunken dance of modern man in love, as well the album Anxiety on Parade by his former band THE SORT Ofs, were produced with Adam Selzer (M. Ward, The Decemberists, Laura Gibson).
His third solo album, Movie Theatre Haiku, was produced with the help of Mike Coykendall (She & Him, Beth Orton, M. Ward), Jeff Stuart Saltzman (Menomena, Stephen Malkmus), and Rob Stroup (Scott Fisher, Debra Arlyn).
Robley’s most recent solo release, Ghosts’ Menagerie (produced with Adam Selzer and Jeff Stuart Saltzman), is a band-oriented album that combines catchy, sometimes proggy psych-folk, noir-pop tunes and a somewhat sparer production style with tales of heartbreak and domestic decline.
Currently Chris is working on a new record (engineered by Rob Stroup) recorded entirely live at a house which sits just in front of the Lewis & Clark salt-works on the Oregon coast.