The latest on the Urban Myth Collective and its peeps.

Lee Feldman was featured alongside Antony, Ed Pastorini, Bjork, Susanne Abbeuhl and Peter Gabriel(!) in a recent WNYC New Sounds program entitled Piano and Voice.

“Not So Simple Songs: This New Sounds highlights evocative but enigmatic songs for that apparently simplest of combinations – piano and voice.”

Listen to New Sounds (Lee’s Me and My Sara Remaining opens the show.)

“Lee Feldman’s I’ve Forgotten Everything is unlike anything else in contemporary pop… If you have a passion for good songwriting, you need this album.”
We couldn’t have said it better ourselves!

“I’ve Forgotten Everything” REVIEW
September 2006, by Art Dudley  

Then there’s Lee Feldman, a classically trained pop musician who brings a strong if decidedly off-center sense of melody to the art of traditional American songwriting, and whose lyrics betray a poetic sensibility in tune with the best of the 20th century Americans (especially Theodore Roethke, whose “My Papa’s Waltz” could easily hide on one of Feldman’s albums).  All of which is to say that Lee Feldman is unclassifiable. Continue reading

Good grief!! UM geto supastar Lee Feldman recently had to send a proxy to Toronto’s NXNE after busting up his knee so bad it required emergency surgery.

The good news is, Lee and his errant knee are feeling well enough to head out on the road for a few mid-summer dates:

Sat., July 29th 08:00 PM
Ashland Coffee & Tea
100 N. Railroad Avenue, Ashland, VA 23005
Door: $10.00
Opening for Chris Moore

Sunday, July 30th 08:00 PM
The Cave
452 1/2 W. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC
Door: PWYL
with the above-mentioned Chris Moore and Dan Bryk

This show will be Webcast LIVE so even if you’re not in NC, there’s no excuse for missing this great line-up! Continue reading

Dan Bryk has finally gotten off his considerable ass and headed back into the studio to finish TWO new releases!

The first, Pop Psychology, is a small scale concept album about his life and loves in the career of rock. Filled with the careening, mildly ambitious pop that has earned him footnotes in dissertations and dozens of screaming fans, it adds yet another handful of great pop songs to the (perhaps that should read his) canon.

The second is Forget You, an EP featuring a handful of amazing tracks from Bryk’s as-yet-untitled next album and some filler. And a lawsuit-begging sleeve that was a hilarious idea for YEARS. At least, until the cover of “Guilty Pleasures” stared at us from the counter at Starbucks last month. Oh, well.

Add to that a new CD and shows with Down By Avalon, Dan’s other band, and it’s gonna be a busy summer!

Just a reminder, Lee is playing a CD release party with Byron Isaacs (Bass) and Bill Dobrow (Drums) at the Rockwood Music Hall, on 196 Allen (between Houston & Stanton) at 7:00 on March 23rd.

Here’s a nice little preview from this week’s New Yorker:

Lee Feldman, a piano-playing songwriter from Brooklyn, is a fixture on the downtown scene. In the late nineties, he received acclaim for his début album, “Living It All Wrong,” and scored a contract with Mercury Records. But the label got caught in an industry merger and it never released his follow-up, “The Man in a Jupiter Hat,” which Feldman eventually put out himself. Known for tight pop tales of urban life, little vignettes tempered by an incisive sense of humor, Feldman has collected a group of solid local musicians around him, including Teddy Thompson, Steven Bernstein, and Greta Gertler, all of whom contributed to his new record, “I’ve Forgotten Everything.” On March 23, Feldman, backed by his longtime bass-and-drum trio, celebrates the album’s release.

The Urban Myth Recording Collective proudly welcomes Lee Feldman to the fold!

“Lee Feldman wants to take you back to those innocent days before critics applied the term “singer-songwriter” to any prefabricated pixie who tossed Babyface a few lyrics over sushi.” –

After months of heated negotiations (well, Lee kept asking “What the hell is a pop music collective anyway?”) we are proud to announce the imminent release of I’ve Forgotten Everything, the stunning third album from the Broadminded Bard of Brooklyn (he’ll probably hate that!) Lee Feldman. Continue reading

Corey Landis’ songs New Year and Shine were voted semi-finalists in the International Songwriting Competition, with New Year making it all the way to the finals. Being in the top 1.4 percent of 15,000 entrants gets Corey’s song heard and judged by one of his heroes, Tom Waits, as well as Legend Loretta Lynn (were Corey to look upon her, he’d be looking at Country!), Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse, Joss Stone, and others.

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Jason Camlot will link up with Kenny Smilovitch (which, together, makes Letterbomb) on December 15th to play a benefit gig for the Montreal organization Dans La Rue. 

 Other bands on the bill: Rosebuddy, and Puggy Hammer (the shite punk garage rawk band in which Camlot plays bass).  Yes, that’s right, Camlot will perform with two bands in one night.  It all happens in Montreal, December 15th at Missy Bar, 250 Mont Royal E.  845-7946.  Doors open at 8pm.