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Daniel Romano is set to release Finally Free on November 30th via New West Records. The 9-song set is Romano’s eighth long playing album in the last eight years. Recording, producing, designing his album art, and directing their accompanying videos, Romano has had what understatedly would be considered a prolific output of entrancing, poignant and creative work in this span of time. Finally Free follows his acclaimed 2017 album Modern Pressure, which received outstandingly high acclaim and praise from every notable publication out there and was acknowledged by most reputable “for-profit-prize-corporations” as well as a plethora of voguish “music-as-competitive-sport” year-end lists. Despite being the bronze placeholder in most of these dogfights, he is most often noted as a person of astounding influence on all of his musically economic successors. Of Modern Pressure, Noisey praised, “It’s sonically spiritual to 2016’s Mosey, and shows Romano continuing to sharpen his signature sound, combining elements of retro-tinged rock ‘n’ roll, country, and psychedelia to create a vibrant tapestry of tunes that feel just as at home in 2017 as they might in 1965” while an unnamed subjugate exclaimed, “No matter what he does, everything he puts out is better than anything else being put out by anyone else.”
Finally Free was recorded on a 4-Track Tascam cassette recorder with Romano making constant stream of consciousness commitments to everything that was recorded in order to bounce them down to stereo and free up tracks for additional elements. “On every record I make strict limitations for myself, “Romano says. “This was by far the most extreme, but I also believe it has rendered the most honest and liberating results.” Today, Flood Magazine premiered the video for the album’s lead off track, “Empty Husk.” Speaking to Flood, Romano said, “‘Empty Husk’ and the entirety of Finally Free is a lucid plea. It is a final apology and an attempt at the unwarranted reconciliation between us and everything in our path (including ourselves). These are my most proud prose and this is my most accomplished and honest musical output. It is dense and challenging and sometimes very difficult. Thank you. To whatever put this all together through me. I was alongside you in a blaze of creative wonder and I will never forget it.” See the video for “Empty Husk” ((HERE)). Overall, Finally Free harks back to Romano’s early studies and obsessions in traditional folk music while simultaneously conveying a surprisingly modern and engaging aesthetic. Dense with wisdom and blissfully encouraging in these end times.
FRIGS is a Toronto-based four-piece made up of Bria, Duncan, Lucas, and Edan. The band pairs the raw, emotional grunge of PJ Harvey with the immersive, psychedelic post-punk of early Sonic Youth. With each member bringing a unique set of influences, FRIGS creates a sound that is hard to pin down and an impression that’s unshakable.
Record Label: Arts & Crafts
Affiliation: Heretical Objects Co-Operative