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Oct 16, 2015

The former frontman of Chester French is back – this time with a solo album that is nostalgic for the Beach Boys-era ’60s. Back when D.A. Wallach was a student at Harvard in the band Chester French, he was discovered by Kanye West and Pharrell Williams – not too shabby for a co-ed. In Chester French, he went onto tour with N*E*R*D and Weezer. Wallach has performed on albums with Janelle Monae, Rick Ross, Diddy and many more artists.

The singer-songwriter’s solo debut, Time Machine, could have actually been the score for Almost Famous. At least that’s what it feels like: from the start of the record, “Long Way Down” to the track “Wander,” which features gorgeous harmonies that bring to mind the best performers in the classic rock world, the album is pretty much a dreamy, California rock masterpiece. It’s as if Wallach traveled through time from the ’60s and arrived accidentally in 2015 with some of the best music training from Elton John, Paul McCartney and Brian Wilson combined. With melancholy vocals that cut through your heart like a knife, Wallach has proven that his solo album is one worth listening to before the end of the year.

Listen to Time Machine in full below: