Three years ago John Solomon walked away from music. After struggling with addiction and a brief stint in jail, he broke up his critically acclaimed band Friends Like These and moved to a small town in Wisconsin. And supposedly that was that. Even though Solomon left music, music never left him. After a long hiatus, he called some old friends to come to Wisconsin and demo up a new album: Steve Yasgar, the former drummer of The Swiss Army and Askeleton, Jonathan Blaseg of The Blinds, and former Friends Like These member Adam Switlick moved into small town Wisconsin where Johnny had met Molly Moore, and they all met to start the demos for ''Soundtrack to the End.'' Solomon and company have already started to reclaim their spot in the music world with glowing reviews from critics all over; some that remember Solomon and company from Friends Like These, and others meeting them for the first time. A re-energized Solomon has assembled a record worth taking note of now. Already being named one of 5 Emerging Artists to Watch in 2010 by Avid, the makers of Protools and M-audio. The album includes some of the Twin Cities' best and brightest including appearances by: Darren Jackson (Kid Dakota, The Hopefuls), Christopher Mcguire (12 Rods), Al Weiers (Faux Jean) and Dave Boquist (Son Volt).
''Fragile, daydreaming harmonies. Swirling synths that spin and spin until they fall down dizzy'' --Rolling Stone
''Soundtrack to the End,'' a mostly acoustic, lo-fi but highly melodic and inventive folk-rock collection that falls in with modern taste buds somewhere between Bon Iver, Blitzen Trapper and Belle & Sebastian.'' --Star Tribune
''The result is a gorgeously sad and luscious album.'' --City Pages