Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Pugwash - The 7th record (with Jason Falkner)

The seventh album of Pugwash is out in 2017. A crowdfunding campaign just started at Kickstarter.
You haven't pledged yet? 
Yes, it's Jason Falkner (of Jellyfish) in this picture below. And he is playing and working on this record, too.
So hurry up and go to Kickstarter NOW!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Warren Zanes - New Album @ Pledgemusic

You never heard of Warren Zanes? Maybe you should...

Zanes has been all of these things: a Ph.D and professor at several American universities, a Vice President at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, a writer whose subjects range from Jimmy Rodgers to Dusty Springfield to the Wilburn Brothers to the history of Warner Bros. Records, a musician who made three records with 1980s rock and roll band the Del Fuegos and four as a solo artist, a thinker-for-hire who has worked on several high-profile music projects, including, most recently, the upcoming George Harrison documentary directed by Martin Scorsese, and the Executive Director of Little Steven Van Zandt's Rock and Roll Forever Foundation, where his work is an extension of his non-profit experience and his teaching at Case Western Reserve, the School of Visual Arts, the University of Rochester, and other institutions.

Time Out New York has said of Warren that he is "as smart a pop songwriter as there is." Entertainment Weekly lauded his solo work as "a thing of indie-pop beauty." Rolling Stone described that same music as having "flashes of Beck and 1970s Paul McCartney . . . [and] a lot of what sounds like XTC." Among those who have already stepped forward to praise his latest recording are Cameron Crowe, Aimee Mann, and Tom Petty. But, mostly, Zanes flies under the radar.

Warren Zanes

Zanes has a crowdfunding campaign for his fourth record The Biggest Bankrupt City in the World

To get an introduction to his music I recommend his last record I Want to Move Out In the Daylight. Listen to it in full HERE.

Last but not least: Support the new record at Pledgemusic! It's worth it!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

New Music February 2017: Aimee Mann - Goldfrapp - Andrew McMahon

Aimee Mann - Mental Illness

Aimee Mann’s Mental Illness, her first album in five years, is a return to a more musically soft-spoken but still lyrically barbed approach.
The Oscar-nominated, Grammy-winning singer remains a student of human behavior, drawing not just on her own experiences to form the characters in the songs but tales told by friends. “I assume the brief on me is that people think that I write these really depressing songs,” Mann says. “I don’t know—people may have a different viewpoint—but that’s my own interpretation of the cliché about me. So if they thought that my songs were very down-tempo, very depressing, very sad, and very acoustic, I thought I’d just give myself permission to write the saddest, slowest, most acoustic, if-they’re- all-waltzes- so-be- it record I could… I mean, calling it "Mental Illness" makes me laugh, because it is true, but it’s so blunt that it’s funny.

Mental Illness will be out on March 31, 2017.
Pre-order the album at: hyperurl.co/aimeemann

Goldfrapp - Silver Eye

The seventh studio album of Goldfrapp - titled Silver Eye -  belongs more to the electronic world of Supernature and Black Cherry.


Silver Eye will be out on March 31, 2017.

Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness - Zombies On Broadway

Andrew says: "I wrote this album in the middle of a whirlwind, when the future was unclear. Isn’t it always? I found my way to the city, thinking I could settle a score with a ghost. You can’t, so I came home and rewrote the ending. I’m proud announce my new album, “Zombies on Broadway,” is coming on February 10th. I spent more than a year hoping to find new answers to old questions. What I found; I have always been two people; One in search of peace and the other in search of whatever makes my hair stand up and my heart beat faster. This record is mostly about the latter."

Zombies On Broadway will be out on February 10, 2017.