Portland-based Cody Ashton Strehlow goes by his simplified stage name Cody Ash when releasing music for his solo endeavor. Often glazed with reverb, Strehlow’s music is fluid and whimsied, as showcased in his latest What A Wonder.

Dealing with confusion and deteriorating relationships, EP opener May is a prickly companion to sand-dune treks. Slow moving with knotty riffs and ditzy rhythms soundtracks romance’s aches and pains. Glowing with nostalgia, May is a simplistic track that’s indicative of Strehlow’s cozy songwriting.

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