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Jeff Hanson CD Release Party Aug 23rd at Triple Rock (Minneapolis)

posted Jul 28, 2008, 8:51 AM by Vu Nguyen
From Devious Planet

KILL ROCK STARS TO RELEASE THIRD JEFF HANSON LP “MADAM OWL” AUGUST 19TH

RECORD RELEASE PARTY TO BE HELD AT TRIPLE ROCK IN MINNEAPOLIS, AUGUST 23RD

PITCHFORK HOSTS THE DEBUT OF FIRST SINGLE


Jeff Hanson - Madam Owl (08/19/08)
July 18, 2008 (New York, NY) Nobody but nobody sings quite like Jeff Hanson, and singularity has its price. This is something that Jeff Hanson has had to accept over the years. “Otherworldly,” is a preferable adjective to the lazy and far more common observation, “Wait a minute, is this is a dude singing?” In actuality, however, his music demonstrates (along with his unusual voice) meticulously crafted pop and masterful songwriting. Jeff Hanson’s influences are largely beside the point. “I want this to be a Jeff Hanson record,” says the 30 year-old veteran songwriter of his third LP for the now legendary Kill Rock Stars label “Madam Owl.” And so it is.

The record is his third to be released on Kill Rock Stars following his debut “Son” and an eponymously titled sophomore effort. The street date for the release is August 19th, however, Pitchfork will be hosting the premier of the record’s first single “If I Only Knew” starting today.

This record truly represents the work of a masterful young artist and creative force at the top of his game. Often in the past his voice has filled the void left by what were comparatively sparse arrangements. 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. This is really truly one of the year’s most impressive releases.

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