IMPORTANT NEWS! Kristian Hoffman's new 17 song solo CD, "FOP", was released by Kayo Stereophonic Recordings on September 28, 2010! Buy it at Amazon.com, Barnes&Noble .com, or the cyber distributor of your choice!
Updated: 18 March 2011
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"Big shots argue about what they've got
making the planet so hot, hot as a holocaust.
Blow up, everything's gonna go up
even if you don't show up
in your Chemise Lacoste."
-- "Total Eclipse" (by Kristian Hoffman, performed by Klaus Nomi)
a pop singer and songwriter who's as concerned with craft and nuance as he is with tossing out memorable hooks and catchy choruses ... truly dazzling! - Goldmine
a songwriter who doesn’t regard a literate sensibility and a rocking backbeat as incompatible - Shredding Paper
say Hoffman is a great songwriter is an understatement ... the man and his
music are pure genius! - Genre
& is the record that every fan of the Beatles, the Beach Boys, the
Kinks and great songcraft in general has been pining for. Frighteningly
Excellent! - L.A. Weekly
idiosyncratic songwriting and arranging that have made him a cult favorite - Pulse (Tower Records)
& ... a tour de force of classic pop songcraft
- All Music Guide
his music is an exquisite, extravagant pop-pourri of
carnival-coloured hooks - Montreal Mirror
shamelessly fun and perky ... & is
surely one of the finest pop albums of the year - Santa Barbara Independent
shimmery operatic pop and smart, twisted, terminally romantic
lyrics - Pop Culture press
tunesmith extraordinaire ... glorious songs! - L. A. New Times
catchy, at times weird, but always engaging pop melodies ... one of the underground's best songsmiths!
- Rolling Stone
a fun and festive breather from the major-label factory conveyor belt - Billboard
decidedly delightful, over-the-top ... just smashing, dah-link - Seattle Weekly
a pop lover's dream come true - 20th Century
& is the most epic of pop albums you'll hear all year
no-holds-barred lyrics with brilliant rhyme schemes - Popsided
"I think each song should be a little adventure. Even though I like things to be familiar because it's comforting and I have a particular style of music that might be my favorite, I like to surprise you or take it somewhere you don't expect." - Kristian Hoffman
Featuring photos by Rocky Schenck, Jenny Lens, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, John Perry, Pody, David Fleming, and Joanne Corsano