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Romano announces new disc

Friday, March 11, 2016 – Canadian artist Daniel Romano will venture into new sounds with his upcoming CD, "Mosey," out May 27 on New West Records.

The new disc falls across several genres, according to his label. Romano' last CD "If I've Only One Time Askin'," currently nominated for a Juno Award (Canadian Grammy) for Adult Alternative Album of the Year, was country.

Romano will play SXSW next week before a more extensive European tour this summer.

The new disc's opening track "Valerie Leon" premiered yesterday on The Line Of Best Fit, with a Sixties sound and country leanings as well.

The track list is:
1. Valerie Leon
2. I Had To Hide Your Poem In A Song
3. Toulouse (Feat. Rachel McAdams)
4. Hunger Is A Dream You Die In
5. Mr. E. Me
6. One Hundred Regrets Avenue
7. I'm Alone Now
8. Sorrow (For Leonard And William)
9. (Gone Is) All But A Quarry Of Stone
10. Maybe Remember Me
11. The Collector
12. Dead Medium

"Mosey" was self-produced and recorded in mono by Romano at his studio, The Navy, in Fenwick, Canada throughout 2015. Aside from the piano, strings and horns that course through the album, he plays every instrument including guitar, bass, drums, organ and percussion and also arranged the orchestration himself. The vocal performances vary song to song. "He had all the songs in his head. He set up the drums, we mic'd them, and then I rolled the tape," reveals engineer Kenneth Roy Meehan. "He played through the entire first pass of the record, which included something like 20 songs, without any music to reference in basically the amount of time it would take to listen to it. I've never seen anything like it."

While "If I've Only One Time Askin'" was influenced by the countrypolitan sound of the '60s, Romano's fifth album takes inspiration from Lee Hazlewood, Serge Gainsbourg, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Randy Newman and Ennio Morricone and mixes together '60s French and British pop music, psychedelic blues, Spaghetti western, '70s funk, honky-tonk, country-soul, barroom piano confessionals and rock.

Romano will appear at SXSW next week. His shows are:
March 17 - KDRP Sun Radio Party @ El Mercado - 12 pm
March 17 - Brooklyn Vegan Day Party @ Cheer Up Charlies - 1:30 pm
March 18 - Luck Reunion @ Willie Nelson's Luck, Texas Ranch - 12:45 pm
March 18 - New West Records Showcase @ Maggie Mae's Gibson Lounge - 1 am
March 19 - Wreckroom Slumber Party @ Arlyn Studios - 2 pm
March 19 - Brooklyn Country Cantina @ Licha's Cantina - 6 pm

Tour dates are:
April 1 - Calgary, AB @ The Gateway (Juno Fest)
April 4 - Saskatoon, SK @ Village Guitar & Amp
May 26 - Newcastle, UK @ The Cluny 2
May 27 - Glasgow, UK @ The Classic Grand
May 28 - Aberdeen, UK @ The Tunnels
May 29 - York, UK @ The Crescent
May 30 - Oxford, UK @ The Bullingdon
May 31 - London, UK @ The Lexington
May 31 - London, UK @ Rough Trade Instore
June 1 - Antwerpen, BE @ De Roma
June 2 - Gent, BE @ Dok
June 3 - Groningen, NL @ Oosterpoort
June 4 - Utrecht, NL @ TivoliVredenburg
June 5 - Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
June 6 - Nijmegen, NL @ Doornroosje
June 7 Mannheim, DE @ TBA
June 9 - Berlin, DE @ Privatclub
June 10 - Flensburg, DE @ Volksbad
June 11 - Mulheim, DE @ Static Roots Festival
June 17 - Vitoria, ES @ Azkena Rock Festival
June 19 - St. Etienne, FR @ Thunderbird Lounge
June 26 - Hamburg, DE @ Sound Yard
June 27 - Randers, DK @ Memphis Mansion
June 28 - Gothenburg, SE @ Pustervik
June 29 - Mariehamn, SE @ Dinos
July 2 - Stockholm, SE @ Lassei Parken
July 3 - Orebro, SE @ Kulturhuskllaren
July 6 - Karlstad, SE @ Nojesfabriken
July 7 - Borlange, SE @ Peace and Love Festival
July 8 - Malmo, SE @ Pildammsteatern/Sommarscen
July 9 - Oslo, NO @ Vulcan Arena
July 10 - Kristiansand, NO @ Cafe Generlan

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Mosey CD review - Mosey
With "Mosey," Ontario-based singer/songwriter Daniel Romano reveals himself to be something of a musical chameleon. Even Romano's appearance has transformed from the rhinestone suit and cowboy hat of 2013's "Come Cry With Me" to a hipster Bob Dylan/Art Garfunkel look on the cover of this release. On previous efforts, Romano displayed his reverence and aptitude for traditional country. Here the retro '60s sound is based primarily in the country/pop of Lee »»»
If the Only One Time Askin' CD review - If the Only One Time Askin'
Daniel Romano does not look very happy on the cover of his latest. The Canadian looks forlorn, sadness oozing as he peers into the distance with a cigarette hanging from his mouth. No wonder Romano is sad as the lead-off honky tonkin' countrypolitan "I'm Gonna Teach You." With a full-fledged baritone, often reminiscent of Robbie Fulks and Charlie Rich (his hit making countrypolitan side), Romano indicates there's going to payback for the guy who took advantage of his girl. »»»
Come Cry With Me CD review - Come Cry With Me
Daniel Romano's reverence for vintage country music is evident in the album art to his latest release, which features Romano wearing a Rhinestone outfit and graphics that recall some of Porter Wagoners 1960s album covers. The influence of Gram Parsons is strong on such tunes as Middle Child, the sad tale of a boy given up for adoption ("You sent me off and then you went and had my brothers/Before me, a little girl/And they're the center of your world/Mama tell my why'd you »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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