Huffington Post premieres Ken Stringfellow single "Superwise"

Huffington Post premieres Ken Stringfellow single "Superwise"

'Danzig In the Moonlight' LP out 10/16

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Last Edited by: Chris MUG5 Maguire October 3rd, 2012.

Ken Stringfellow recently announced the arrival of his forthcoming record, Danzig in the Moonlight, on October 16th via Spark & Shine Records (originally slated for an October 2nd release date). Having been a part of the indie landscape since The Posies formed in 1988, his presence has been heard in numerous projects that have influenced the rock landscape over the years.

The UK leg of The Huffington Post premiered "Superwise," the melodic second single from the album which is available for free download here. The album's first single "Doesn't It Remind You of Something" surfaced a while back as well, which features Charity Rose Thielen from The Head & The Heart (Sub Pop). The album was recorded at the legendary ICP Studios in Brussels, and mixed by up and coming production team TheLAB in Los Angeles. It has moments of fearsome electro-tinged menace, balanced with some intensely intimate fragility. Like Stringfellow's lifestyle it's multi-national, genre-defying, challenging and deeply musical.



Addtionally, he's announced his only US show of the year for October 27th at the 21st Annual Jazz Loft Party, a benefit for the Jazz Foundation of America's efforts to save hundreds of musicians from eviction and homelessness and who have spent making lives richer with their music. Ken will tour Europe throughout the autumn in support of the album, and the US in early 2013.



More info on Ken Stringfellow:

In addition to his groundbreaking work with the Posies, Ken - musician, songwriter, producer, arranger -- was part of rock legends Big Star, one of the most acclaimed and legendary groups of all time, from 1993 until the death of Alex Chilton in 2010. He also spent ten years on the road and in studio with R.E.M., appearing on two albums (2001’s Reveal and 2004’s Around the Sun), and propelling the band on keyboards, bass, guitar and accordion during headlining slots at Glastonbury, Rock In Rio, Rock Am Ring, etc as well as on TV shows such as Top of the Pops, Saturday Night Live, and countless others. For his solo work, Ken's released three albums over the last two decades (1997’s This Sounds Like Goodbye, 2001’s Touched, and 2004’s Soft Commands), all garnering high praise in Pitchfork, Mojo, NME and elsewhere, mixing Ken’s deeply expressed, emotional singing with delicate elements of acoustic, electric, electronic, and chamber.

Hailing from the musical hotbed of Seattle at the time when that music scene exploded into national prominence, The Posies went on to sign with Geffen Records and released brilliant, successful albums such as 1993’s legendary "Frosting on the Beater". The band is still active today, having released their seventh album, "Blood/Candy" in 2010...an album heaped with critical praise in the UK press...The Word magazine devoted two pages to a review which called it "a finely calibrated....dazzling tapestry...just stupidly good".

For Big Star, Ken played bass, sang and helped create the band’s 2005 album "In Space", their first since 1978’s timeless "Third/Sister Lovers". He’s still frequently called upon to perform, speak about, and celebrate the music of one of the cornerstones of indie rock. The list of collaborations goes on: producer/engineer on albums for Damien Jurado, the Long Winters, China’s Hanggai, and dozens more; onstage and on-album appearances with Snow Patrol (keyboards on their Eyes Open album), Neil Young, Patti Smith, Mudhoney, Death Cab For Cutie...to list all his work over the years would add up to hundreds of albums and thousands of live appearances.

His shows are legendary, pushing minimalism to its core definition, often performing without using the house PA, Ken’s voice soars, cries, leaps from barely audible to room-filling anguish, joy, sorrow and humor. Ken’s live show has been raved about in packed audiences from Lithuania to Lima, from Taipei to Tasmania, from Johannesburg to Trinidad.

Ken Stringfellow

Danzig In the Moonlight

Out October 16th on Spark & Shine

Tracklist:
  1. Jesus Was an Only Child
  2. 110 or 220 V
  3. Superwise
  4. Shittalkers
  5. History Buffs
  6. You're the Gold
  7. Drop Your PRide
  8. Pray
  9. 4am Birds - The End of All Light - The Last Radio
  10. Oderless, Colorless, Tasteless
  11. Even the Forgers Were Left Fingering the Fakes
  12. Doesn't It Remind You of Something (feat. Charity Rose Thielen of The Head and the Heart)
  13. Savior's Hands
  14. You're a Sign

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