"Local musician Noel blends Beck, Woody Guthrie and Cormac McCarthy on new LP."
"…the world the album inhabits is intense enough to evoke the bleak wastes of Cormac McCarthy."
"…full of strings, horns and foreboding synths, creating a sonic enormity that hints at empty space more than lushness, and which makes the most of (Noel) Johnson’s deep, haunting voice."
"…(Noel) Johnson and producer Armand Margjeka molded the largely unformed songs into chiaroscuro soundscapes that combine a modern, genre-busting sensibility with the folk influences of populist music and spirituals."
Noel will perform at the Warehouse (5512 1st Ave. S) on Friday, July 25. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Admission is free. I Won’t Answer is streaming online at relevantmagazine.com