After having released Jeff Hanson’s universally acclaimed debut Son, and his similarly embraced self-titled second album, Kill Rock Stars is proud to be a part of this talented singer-songwriter’s latest effort in a musical career spanning more than a decade. Jeff Hanson will be releasing his third LP, Madam Owl, for the now legendary label August 19th, 2008
This record, like its two predecessors, contains a set of pop-music symphonies, every one of which feels like it could be the record’s single. Not that this album marks a radical departure from the Jeff Hanson of his previous two records – the essential elements are all still here. As nobody sings quite like Jeff Hanson, Billboard proposes “Hanson's reedy voice pairs gorgeously with his simple, poignant arrangements and even makes the most morose moments affecting.” Along with his remarkable voice is another quality for which Jeff has earned a reputation: consistency. The bare acoustic prettiness of his debut Son and the handcrafted pop-cleverness of Jeff Hanson have been developed here even further. On Madam Owl (the name comes from an unused potential song title), a bent towards the baroque allows Jeff’s voice to find its harmonious place in an ensemble of timeless instruments rather than fill the role of the instruments themselves.
Now at 30, Jeff is able to demonstrate the calm and assured self-possession of a true veteran. Jeff Hanson’s Madam Owl is now available for pre-order from Kill Rock Stars, every order also comes with a free album poster. Buy it HERE.
JEFF HANSON IN THE PRESS
“It's his rich language and articulate guitar work that ultimately hold a listener’s attention.” – Time Out New York
“...this song (‘If Only I Knew’), from his forthcoming third album Madam Owl on Kill Rock Stars, is nicely balanced and sweetly melodic, as he sings the tune atop a bed of plucked banjo, horns, and a stuttering drum beat.” – Pitchfork (LINK)
a. MP3: “IF ONLY I KNEW“
b. E-CARD W/ FULL ALBUM STREAM: HERE
c. E-CARD EMBED CODE: <a href="http://www.fanaticpromotion.com/projects/jeffhanson/ecard" target="new"><img src="http://www.fanaticpromotion.com/projects/jeffhanson/ecard/ecard-banner.jpg"></a>
d. BIO & HI-RES IMAGES: HERE