PREMIERES NEW SINGLE
VIA PASTE MAGAZINE
NEW ALBUM SIRENS DUE OUT ON 18/11/2016
VIA PAPER + PLASTICK RECORDS (US)
AND MAKE MY DAY RECORDS (EU)
PERFORMING AT ‘THE FEST’ 28/10 – 30/10
Singer-songwriter, Andrew Paley, has released a brand new single called “Come Home”, featuring Thomas George, AKA The Lion and The Wolf. The track is the first release from Paley’s forthcoming new LP, Sirens, due out on November 18th via Paper + Plastick Records (US) and Make My Day Records (EU). Stream the single via Paste Magazine, HERE.
“‘Come Home’ came together sometime last year based on a lyric I had rattling around in my head for a while”, Paley explains. “It felt a little too raw to me at first, as many of the songs that I end up keeping to myself do, but I figured I’d see how it felt to play it live during a tour across Germany with The Lion and the Wolf later that summer.” Over the course of the tour, Paley got over his hesitation towards the song and played it every night with George harmonizing with him on the chorus. The version stuck, and will now appear as the opening track on Sirens.
The other 11 songs on Sirens are drawn from two distinct EPs: 1) a set of new songs recorded over early 2016 during sessions split between his current hometown of Chicago, IL and back where he grew up in the woods of Vermont, and 2) the 7-song EP “Songs for Dorian Gray” that saw a limited release in late 2014/early 2015. It is the first time any of the songs will be widely available or on vinyl.
Though perhaps best known for his work with critically acclaimed post-punk band The Static Age, Andrew Paley has been in and out of a series of side projects over the years. Sometime in the mid-2000s, during downtime between The Static Age’s tours, he took a batch of sketches into the studio with producer Matt Squire to record his first true solo effort, White Rooms. A few shows followed in his then-hometown of Burlington, VT, but soon his focus turned back to The Static Age, with multiple releases and tours across North America and 20 countries in Europe in the time since.
In late 2014, Paley revived his solo project for a run of shows with Garrett Klahn of Texas is the Reason in Europe. Coinciding with the tour, he culled a set of solo songs from various apartment recording sessions in Brooklyn and Chicago and released Songs for Dorian Gray on Flix Records. Shows in Brazil and a second European tour with the UK’s The Lion and the Wolf soon followed in mid-2015.
Today, Paley’s new material takes it all a step further. The musician explores much bigger soundscapes, while somehow managing to maintain the feel of “a guitar in a room”. By the time you’ve made it through the album’s effected-acoustic opener, “Come Home,” (featuring Tom George of The Lion and the Wolf on harmony vocals), the piano-driven and crescendoing “Take Cover,” and the synth-heavy movement of “Let Me Go,” Paley’s pursuit — “open spaces, sharp edges and bright colors” — is on vivid display. From there, the other new additions — the night-chill of “Go to the Wolves” and the wistful-but-driving lilt of “Ellie Dreams of Flight” — see him hew more closely to his “Songs for Dorian Gray” work, but expanded through a variety of new accompaniments.
Upcoming Tour Dates
10/28 – Civic Media Center – Gainesville, FL (The Fest)
10/29 – Whiskey House – Gainesville, FL (The Fest)
10/30 – Whiskey House – Gainesville, FL (The Fest)
11/06 – Uncommon Ground Devon – Chicago, IL w/ Brett Newski, Billy Yost
“Come Home” is the first single from Andrew Paley’s forthcoming new record, Sirens. For more information, please visit: