Josh Richard may be a new face in the indie world but he has spent half his life crafting intuitive, out-there pop music. As a self-taught musician with a laundry list of instruments to his name, he has made a career out of excavating diverse genres and innovating the 3 minute single like a mad scientist in a laboratory. The 60s British psychedelia and searing fuzz-rock influences found on Richard’s new album “Cities & States” recently attracted Grammy-nominated artist Jon Butcher and multimedia company Electric Factory X with whom the album will be released in September 2017. “Cities & States” is a massive work of art displaying the breadth of Richard's palette. Meticulously engineered, the songs serve as a catharsis for his past troubles like a turbulent sea producing a smooth stone. The music reveals a palpable necessity for exploring the far corners of an endless musical landscape.