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NASHVILLE, TN (May 12, 2017) – Prolific singer/songwriter and Rock ‘n' Roll chameleon Daniel Romano will release his seventh solo album Modern Pressure next Friday, May 19, via New West Records. The album will be available at all streaming services and for purchase on vinyl, CD, and digital download. It can be pre-ordered now HERE. Ahead of the release, EARMILK is premiering Romano’s self-directed music video for the title track today. They call it “outstanding” and state, “The songs’ storytelling harkens back to an early Bob Dylan-esque sound but filled with various instrumental and dynamic horn builds and mixed with Romano’s straight to the point, yet poignant lyricism.” View/share the video HERE. In celebration of the record’s release, Romano will embark on a U.S. tour that includes shows in Boston, Washington DC, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Nashville, and Chicago with more dates to be announced. Please see below for full tour details.
Vice’s music site Noisey previously announced Modern Pressure’s release and premiered the video for album track "Roya" calling it “a dreamy, laid back head-nodder featuring shuffling shakers, jangly tambourine, and ever-present, slinking guitar lines.” Of the 12-song set, they praise, “It's sonically spiritual to 2016's Mosey, and shows Romano continuing to sharpen his signature sound, combining elements of retro-tinged rock 'n' roll, country, and psychedelia to create a vibrant tapestry of tunes that feel just as at home in 2017 as they might in 1965.” Additionally, FLOOD Magazine recently premiered the music video for single "When I Learned Your Name," commenting, "Daniel Romano sings like Adam Granduciel, plays guitar like a member of Thin Lizzy, and writes songs like Wilco at their power-poppiest."
Propelled and resourceful as he is prolific, Romano recorded Modern Pressure at a minimalistic cabin in secluded Finnsäs, Sweden with additional string and horn players being added at Baldwin Street Sound in Toronto, ON. Engineered by long-time collaborator Kenneth Meehan, the fevered pace of work lent itself to the unrestrained and undeviated nature of the songs themselves. Songs that were written in observational scrutiny beneath the overcast atmosphere of 2016 and vigorously tackle the present-day heaviness we contain in the jotting bones of our guilty expressions. The twelve tracks boldly ask, “What age is this? What blooming weight do we carry?”
Daniel Romano took the stage for the first time in 1993 as the eight-year-old drummer for his family’s rhythm and blues band. He has since released six solo albums, on which he is the sole performer of all instruments, and launched a pioneering punk rock project called Ancient Shapes that Canadian metal blog Hellbound asserts is “an outstanding new work in its own right.” Romano has simultaneously acted as a producer, engineer, artist, composer, arranger, and videographer. Over the past decade, he has gained three Polaris Music Prize nominations and three Juno nominations, as well as been awarded two platinum albums and Juno Awards for his performance, production, and arrangement work with artist City and Colour. His 2015 New West Records debut If I’ve Only One Time Askin’ garnered rave reviews from NPR’s Fresh Air, Rolling Stone Country, Mojo, Uncut, Boston Globe, and Exclaim!; and it set the stage for the release of Mosey, which Pitchfork praised as “songs that look to the great beyond” and The Line of Best Fit named one of "The Fifty Best Deep Cuts of 2016.” The album features actress Rachel McAdams on standout track “Toulouse.” McAdams is one of many impressive collaborators whom Romano has worked with throughout his career, including The Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie, legendary Canadian singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith, and trailblazing bands The Constantines and The Sadies.