"Steinhart`s been a perennial cottage industry goldmine for those who carry torches for soft, finely crafted, windswept pop" - The Big Takeover
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 20, 2012
The Furious Seasons release My Analog Face (Stonegarden Records - Americana/Alt. Rock)
"At times the band brings an acoustic, folksy-leaning Elvis Costello to mind...But throughout it all, The Furious Seasons are adept at crafting timeless melodic pop" - PopMatters
"In addition to the wonderfully jangly guitars and busy violin a special treat here is David’s vocals, at once heartbreaking and supremely confident," - Dagger
The Furious Seasons’ latest release, "My Analog Face," combines witty songwriting with spectacular interplay between the band members, creating an initially relaxed album whose subtleties grow over the course of the eleven tracks. The band’s predominant songwriter, David Steinhart (Guitar, Vocals), writes vocal tracks so melodious that only through repeated listens do the insightful meanings of his words reveal themselves. David’s brother, Jeff Steinhart (Bass); nephew, Nate Steinhart (Guitar); and Bob Gannon (Drums) show clear chemistry. Ray Chang (Violin) adds perfect inflections over the principle melody of each song. David has an extensive and impressive history, making 22 albums over the last 20 years.
The intricacies that each band member delicately adds to each song on "My Analog Face" makes for an immensely rewarding album, if treated with the attention it deserves. “Let’s Sweep Together,” the album’s upbeat opener, is full of ambitious lyrics and a completely effortless-sounding progression. David’s use of metaphors on this track instantly gives way to his unorthodox writing style: “It’s New Year's Eve in my heart / and I’m thankful for just a hint of a new start.” Beneath David’s nonchalant voice, however, the entire band spends the majority of the song building up to a dynamic instrumental breakdown led by Chang’s charismatic violin playing, ranging from moments comparable to Dave Matthews Band, all the way to ‘60s baroque pop group The Left Banke. “Annabelle,” the fourth track on the album, opens like a modern “Melissa” by the Allman Brothers. At first glance, this is a simple song about heartbreak, but, like many of The Furious Seasons’ other songs, the subtleties start to make themselves known; the guitar soars over the chorus as David sings about an old lover.
"My Analog Face" was recorded at Pacifica Studios with Glenn Nishida and at The Ship Studios with Aaron Espinopza. The album was co-produced by The Furious Seasons’ drummer Bob Gannon, and by Scott Campbell. My Analog Face impressively combines inventive pop songwriting and composition with an intelligent, understated style that The Furious Seasons have so effortlessly created and is destined to be another tremendous success in a long line of albums for David Steinhart.
You can learn more about The Furious Seasons and see their latest show dates on their website at thefuriousseasons.com
Catch them live at the Pancakes & Booze Music Festival on May 12th in THE MEZZ @ The Historic ALEXANDRIA HOTEL in Downtown Los Angeles.
The MEZZ (on the 2nd floor)
501 S. Spring St.
Los Angeles CA 90013
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