And the REALLY crazy part is, thanks to either the recession, a desire for web 2.0-ness, slavish devotion to Radiohead, submission to the right brain or whatever crazy rationale(s) Mr. Bryk might have up his sleeve, he’s gone and made the entire album available for FREE for a limited time (we’d prefer to think of it as “pay what you can”, which in fact, you very easily may.) Pop Psychology will be available on all normal download services next month, but here’s your chance to listen (and spread the word) early…
“In addition to being a great songwriter, Amy Allison is also one of the funniest performers around. Once she gets going it pretty much steamrolls from there, but this time out, playing solo for most of the show, she basically stuck to the set list without a lot of interplay with the crowd. Instead, it was a night of masterfully crafted, minute inflections that packed a wallop: she can say more with the careful twist of a phrase than most singers can in an album’s worth of songs…” for more follow the link:
It’s with considerable pleasure we welcome Amy Allison to the fold of Urban Myth artistes.
Over the span of five records and hundreds of shows, Amy has carved herself a unique place in the pantheon of great American songwriters. Fans since we heard her classic album “No Frills Friend”, we finally met Amy over drinks with Lee Feldman and quickly decided to join forces to release her stellar new record Sheffield Streets.
Don Heffington produced the album in LA with a cast of amazing musicians (Greg Leisz, Bob Glaub, Josh Grange, hell… Van Dyke Parks plays accordion) and he and Amy just knock it out of the park.
The album is primarily new songs (check out the stunning new ballads “Everywhere You Are” and “Dream World”) though Amy revisits a few of her older tunes at Don’s behest (remaking “Everybody Ought To Know” as a Loretta-and-Lee duet with Dave Alvin, and a fantastic girl-groupy arrangement of her old band Parlor James’ “Why Must It Be?”).
We’ll leave it up to the sell sheet to do the selling, but we’re really chuffed to work with Amy and super proud of this record.
Sheffield Streets is already available for listening and download through Amy’s BandCamp mini site and will hit iTunes, Amazon MP3, Rhapsody and your favourite download service on June 17th. Our projected street date for CDs is June 23rd, although CDBaby may have copies available sooner than that.
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