“Evokes Everything From Brian Wilson’s Druggy, Smile-era Pop Orchestrations To Joan of Arc’s Disjointed, Dissonant Indie-Rock,” American Songwriter Streams Saul Conrad’s The Fancy, Out Next Week
September 10, 2013 - American Songwriter is exclusively streaming The Fancy, the new album from Saul Conrad, one week before it’s release on Mountain of Leopards Records in partnership with Cavity Search Records. Saying it “evokes everything from Brian Wilson’s druggy, Smile-era pop orchestrations to Joan of Arc’s disjointed, dissonant indie-rock,” American Songwriter praises “the chamber-pop head trip.”
Conrad, who “sits at the intersection of Jonathan Richman and Daniel Johnston” (Boston Globe), comes from an extremely musical family. His great uncle is the renowned classical pianist Claude Frank, and music has been at the core of his life since he was a boy. Steeped in classical piano throughout his childhood, moving from “The Skater” to Beethoven sonatas, in his teens Conrad was introduced to rock & roll and jazz by friend and longtime collaborator Xan Aird (The Virgins), who also plays on The Fancy. Nowadays, Conrad’s influences range from Mahler to Gram Parsons to Syd Barrett.
Watch the surreal video for The Fancy standout “Fever” here:
Read the Boston Globe feature on Conrad and Mountain of Leopards, “one of the more intriguing additions to Boston’s music scene,” here:
Conrad kicks off a coast-to-coast tour this week, find a full list of tour dates here:
For more information on Saul Conrad, please contact Rob Krauser (email@example.com) at REK Room Media, 917.703.8361.