Touring In Support Of His Forthcoming New Album, MAN WITH NO COUNTRY
Produced by Anton Fier On Billy Martin’s Amulet Records Available September 17
With Tony Grey & David Throckmorton
Building upon a series of acclaimed recordings, guitarist/vocalist/composer Todd Clouser stands poised to release his latest effort Man With No Country via Amulet Records on September 17, 2013. The Minneapolis native, who now resides in Mexico City, has previously established himself as a dynamic and resourceful instrumentalist in open-ended, jazz-rock contexts. Man With No Country should startle and impress longtime admirers, as it marks Clouser’s transition into a formidable vocalist, songwriter, and frontman.
“For years,” he explains, “I’ve been playing instrumental music exclusively – but, at the same time, writing a lot of songs. It’s only over the past year that I’ve added in my voice. It took some time for me to get comfortable with using my voice expressively. I had to overcome nerves, self-doubt…for me, it felt like a brave decision.”
Aiding and enhancing the transition is the album’s drummer, producer, and sonic architectAnton Fier (Golden Palominos, Lounge Lizards, Feelies and more), who challengedClouser to push himself closer to the essence of his songs – scrapping entire sessions’ worth of material in the process. What emerged is a powerful, charged album that harnesses Clouser’s insightful, questioning songs to dynamic musical backdrops that roil and churn with a keen intensity born of focused, intent improvisation. Man With No Country is an auspicious gesture from young firebrand Clouser, during which he fearlessly engages his heroes head-on across a program of scorched-earth ballads and searing rock songs. The end result is a tumultuous, heart-rending, and unflinching album set bravely at the intersection of verbal wit, melodic grace, and instrumental daring—a message of the moment, birthed in the moment.
Todd Clouser will be stopping through Pittsburgh on August 31 at Thunderbird Cafe in the midst of a tour to support Man With No Country.
4023 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
SATURDAY, AUGUST 31
$12 Day of Show
More info here: http://www.thunderbirdcafe.net/showdetails.php?eventID=817
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