Posts Tagged ‘Peter Block’
For Peter Block’s fifth studio album Peter teamed up with producer Mike Viola, who is known for studio work with Mandy Moore, Fountains of Wayne, Mono Puff, and on the soundtracks “That Thing You Do”, “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story” and the new Russell Brand and Jonah Hill movie “Get Him To The Greek”. During the making of the album Peter went through a series of personal tragedies that shaped what the album was to become. The result is a chilling, concise cycle of ten tracks that trace the ups and downs of an emotional rollercoaster that eventually finds its way to some level of acceptance. Despite the difficult emotional terrain, Block and his co-writers — Viola, Slow Runner frontman Michael Flynn, They Might Be Giants guitarist Dan Miller, Madison Square Gardeners leader Aaron Lee Tasjan, and Tracy Bonham – never let the circumstances bring them down. There is still plenty of pop music magic and honest, unfettered joy shaking loose from these tracks of intense introspection.
Listen to and purchase the album here. The physical release date is August 17th where both CD and vinyl versions of the album will be made available.
Today Luke Wesley’s debut album “Because We Never Talk About It” is unleashed onto the unsuspecting masses. It’s a great piano driven rock/pop album recorded last year in Brooklyn, produced by Casey Shea and Peter Block with Mark Christensen (50 Cent, Langhorne Slim, Raekwon) handling the mastering. Please listen for yourself here.
And for those of you in NYC the release party is set for Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 on July 6th. Show starts at 7:30pm with Misty Boyce on first, followed by Luke and then Casey Shea closing out the night. I mean how can you beat that! Plus it’s a free show so there’s no excuses at all, hope to see you there!