Saul Conrad Delivers Mesmerizing, Stripped Down Daytrotter Set, Recontextualizes Songs From “Chamber-Pop Head Trip” The Fancy
Currently On Coast-To-Coast Tour In Support Of New Album
September 30, 2013 - Stripping away the layers from his “chamber-pop head trip” (American Songwriter) The Fancy, Saul Conrad recently stopped by Daytrotter and delivered a gorgeous, scaled back set with just his voice and a piano to accompany it. The five-song performance shows a different side of Conrad and The Fancy, exposing the bones of his songwriting. The Fancy, which American Songwriter says “evokes everything from Brian Wilson’s druggy, Smile-era pop orchestrations to Joan of Arc’s disjointed, dissonant indie-rock,” is out now on Mountain of Leopards Records and Conrad is currently in the middle of a coast-to-coast tour supporting the release.
Listen to the Daytrotter session here:
For a full list of tour dates, go to:
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.
Read the Boston Globe feature on Conrad and Mountain of Leopards, “one of the more intriguing additions to Boston’s music scene,” here:
For more information on Saul Conrad, please contact Rob Krauser (firstname.lastname@example.org) at REK Room Media, 917.703.8361.