Written at the cusp of his 40’s, Ten Fables Of Young Ambition And Passionate Love is St Lenox’s tribute to the tumultuous pursuits of love and professional success—a memory album in two parts capturing slices of young living from the author’s colorful past. Written, performed and recorded in off hours at night and on weekends, the author—now an attorney in midtown Manhattan—reworks two classic themes from the indie canon, with a mixture of melodic free verse, stream of consciousness, poetry and folk storytelling.
“I burst into tears—big, ugly, inescapable, unbidden tears that felt like they had been stored up for ages. St. Lenox’s music has that effect … you play it and stumble into revelations, hit nerves that you may not have been ready to hit. That’s not to say it’s sad and dark and horrible. It’s just more or less like life itself, which is uncertain and plodding and often finds moments of humor emerging right alongside moments of sadness.” —VICE / NOISEY
“[Andrew] Choi’s voice is one of the most striking instruments in music today.” —Stereogum
“St. Lenox is so good and should be massively famous and revered.” —John Darnielle