Will Stratton To Release Sophomore Album "No Wonder"

posted September 21, 2009

Will Stratton To Release Sophomore Album "No Wonder"

22 years old and never been kissed, but with a whole lot of stories to tell, Will Stratton has once again composed, compiled and produced an album that is far wiser than his years. Having released his critically-favored debut, "What the Night Said," at only 19, Stratton's follow-up, "No Wonder," is the result of three year's worth of recording sessions sandwiched between his studies at Vermont's Bennington College. In celebration of his forthcoming release, Stratton is offering the intro track on the album, "Who Will," for free download.

Like any other good craftsman, Stratton has looked to his peers for inspiration and guidance; British folk music, '70s power pop, Tin Pan Alley songwriters and '90s indie rock has all helped shape the sound and sauce that is Will Stratton. Lyrically, No Wonder is laced with subtle cameos from legendary literary figures such as Robin Hood and Maid Marian, Salinger's desolate Franny Glass or the notorious betrayer, Judas, but as a direct descendant of Geoffrey Chaucer, it comes natural for Stratton to first and foremost tell his own tale, one of longing and reminiscence; Stratton's sophomore album is so much more than an ode to tales and old records.

"No Wonder" is slated for release on November 3rd via NC/NYC label and studio Stunning Models On Display (Pow Wow!, The Receiver), and marks another compelling chapter in the DIY handbook of Will Stratton the songwriter, the lyricist, the producer, the artist.

Audio: Will Stratton - "Who Will"

Will Stratton No Wonder Track Listing

  1. Who Will
  2. For Franny Glass
  3. The Country Clear
  4. The Past Always Runs Faster
  5. Robin & Marian
  6. For No One
  7. Nineteen
  8. Your California Sky
  9. You're a Real Thing
  10. No Wonder
  11. It's Okay If You Want To
  12. If Only
  13. Judas
  14. New Jersey

Will Stratton Upcoming Shows:

  • 10.20 New York, NY @ Cake Shop (Pop Tarts Suck Toasted CMJ Party)
  • 10.29 Brooklyn, NY @ Spike Hill