I'm excited to announce that my new album, Home Before Dark, is in production, now scheduled for release on September 13, 2014. Produced by cutting edge Los Angeles sound designer, RYAT (Brainfeeder Records), the album contains nine new original songs as well as an edgy, electro-acoustic rendition of the standard, I Only Have Eyes For You (written by Harry Warren and Al Dubin).Physical copies of the CD will also be available in September. CD release will be held at WCL Queen in Wilmington, DE on 9/13/2014. Ticket details coming soon.
This album takes a more decisive turn toward what's known as “the Bristol sound” and is heavily influenced by my favorite band, Portishead. It also contains doses of tight, weaving harmonies in the style of the Andrews Sisters. I hope listeners will hear nods to Bjork and The Chemical Brothers. The project themes are based on what I'm calling my “faith cycle,”: a life-long pattern of hope, doubt, determination, failure, surrender, and the moments in between. Guest musicians include Sam Nobles of Mean Lady, Ritchie Rubini, Jordan Maguire, and Ray Gagliardino. This beautiful photograph is by Sunny Miller and Jay Walker, sunnymillerphoto.com
PRE-ORDER GOODIES: There is an extended version of the track, Tiger In Tow, which will be released early this summer. It is a limited edition track available only with the pre-order of the digital and/or physical album.
releases 13 September 2014
Produced by RYAT (ryat.info
), co-produced by Angela Sheik.
All songs written and sung by Angela Sheik with the exception of "I Only Have Eyes For You," music composed by Harry Warren and lyrics by Al Dubin.
Ritchie Rubini, live drums
Sam Nobles, upright bass
Ray Gagliardino, electric bass, electric guitar.
Album cover photograph by Sunny Miller and Jay Walker, (sunnymillerphoto.com