For the Warm Up is crunchy guitar-pop with a rootsy glow, featuring an explosive performance by drummer Will Rigby. Pull the Plug layers electric piano, pedal steel guitar, and horns beneath a dreamy duet with long-time collaborator Laura Cantrell.
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Astoria, NY (PRWEB) February 9, 2010
"For the Warm Up" b/w "Pull the Plug" is the first in a series of six "virtual vinyl" singles to be released in 2010 by Jay Sherman-Godfrey and available for download exclusively at jayshermangodfrey.com.
Since releasing his debut EP Twoscore in 2006, New York-based producer/songwriter/guitarist Sherman-Godfrey has been building out a new recording studio, writing dozens of songs, and experimenting with new instrumentation and recording textures. The result is his most compelling work to date, both musically and sonically. But with 12 tracks in hand, he eschewed constructing a traditional album, choosing instead to present a series of “virtual vinyl” singles for download.
“Trying to produce a good single really raises the bar,” he says. “It inspired me to make each track as special as possible, to let the songs go their own way and not worry about how they would fit together on a CD.” Fully embracing the virtual vinyl concept, each single features a proper “A” and “B” side and lovingly detailed sleeve and label art work by designer Mark Paul. The songs were produced, recorded, and mixed by Jay at Able Mobile HQ and Tim Hatfield at Cowboy Technical Services Recording Rig.
Jay Sherman-Godfrey has enjoyed a long and varied musical career in and around New York City. He produced Laura Cantrell’s acclaimed first two CDs, Not The Trembling Kind and When the Roses Bloom Again, and has recorded and performed with They Might Be Giants, Tandy, Amy Rigby, Michael Shelley, Eric “Roscoe” Ambel, and Mojo Nixon, among many others. In the early 1980s, he co-founded the seminal NYC country-rock band World Famous Blue Jays with singer and songwriting partner Jeremy Tepper. He operates Able Mobile Recording Lab in a space shared with Joe McGinty’s Carousel Vintage Keyboard Studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.