Monday, June 28, 2010

May I introduce you to ... Mark Bacino

To let him talk for himself - Mark Bacino says: "I’m an American singer/songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist born and raised in New York City".

Bacino's official debut, Pop Job…the long player! a great collection of carefree pop music (in a positive way!) was released in 1997. The album was promoted in NYCs "The Living Room" (still hope to get there when my daughter is old enough to travel long distances and gets interested in good music... *ahem*).
The second album, The Million Dollar Milkshake followed in 2003.

In May 2010 Bacino's third album Queens English was released.
All Music Guide descibes it as an album that "proves it's possible to introduce actual maturity into pop with no adverse effects". Bacino says "it’s sort of a melancholy love-letter to NYC and specifically life in the outer-boroughs".

But lets listen to what the man himself has to say:

  • "Queens English" (2010)
  • "The Million Dollar Milkshake" (2003)
  • "Pop Job...the long player!" (1997)
If you like the new CD buy it. Just one suggestion from me: if you buy it, do it via CDBaby (the link above) - the shipment email alone is it worth it to buy from them (but I won't tell you more!).

    + + + News June 2010 + + +

    Mike Viola & Kelly Jones - Melon EP
    Mike Viola & Kelly Jones have their new record Melon out in late July 2010. It can be preordered here  for 10$ + shipping.
    The special thing is: it's on vinyl. And for all who want to start to complain about it: you get it as a digital release too.

    Bleu in Europe!
    Bleu announced last week that he will be in the UK in October 2010 (for all Germans: keep your fingers crossed!) to promote his new album "Four". Which means, it's out in or before October 2010!

    To look beyond the rim of your teacup: New Chicane album in July 2010
    No, it's not PowerPop, it's not even Pop (well, sometimes...). But I don't want this blog to be too rigid.
    Chicane will release his new album "Giants" in July.
    Those who don't know Chicane: it's  ambient music. Try the album Behind The Sun. It fits to these summer days very well.

    Fran Healy – Wreckorder
    The frontman of Travis is going solo (not permanently!) with Wreckorder, his new CD. It's not clear when the record will be out, but Healy performs with Keane this July and August. So it may be very soon.

    Ben Folds - Lonely Avenue
    Ben has recorded an album with Nick Hornby. Yes, the author Nick Hornby (High Fidelity, About A Boy, A Long Way Down). Hornby wrote the lyrics, Folds built the songs around it. It will be out in late September.