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So, for the better part of this year I’ve been releasing a song every month. The pace I set was pretty grueling to say the least. One thing that this process has done, is make me a pretty darn good home engineer. The other thing it’s done is murder any kind of social life I had. I’ve been in a constant state of working on recordings and songwriting for well over a year (which can make it hard to go anywhere or do much of anything). I can’t say I didn’t enjoy it though.
So the single for August “The Level” is officially the last of the freebie dwnlds for 2012. If I give away the whole album who will buy it when it comes out? The new release will feature some of the debuts players (Jason Hart, Michael Tudor) as well as some of the new friends I’ve made and played with since that release (Felipe Torres, John Brodeur, Scott Hollingsworth, Jack Petruzelli). We’ve been recording in multiple studios all over New York state, from NYC to Woodstock to Roscoe.
Now I’d like to ask all of you who have downloaded the free singles all year to please share them with your friends and spread the word about us. The new album should drop in early 2013 and we need your to help build the audience. Tweet us, Facebook us, blog us, pirate us, etc… thanks for listening.
I’m Senator and I approve this message.
On our way up California route 1 we stopped in Fort Bragg. At a time when our society is fighting over wether or not we are in fact all equal, this small coastal community is one step beyond the rest of us in their acceptance of interspecies love. I watched this Slug and Bee “make out” for about ten minutes until I realized the Bee was dead and the slug was drinking his pollen. And now…. On to the Redwoods!
Senator and The New Republic is giving away a free song each month. Each free song is available for download on the website only through the end of the month, so be sure to check back often for the newest release. This months single is “The Level” A song I wrote many years ago but recently re imagined with the help of my new freinds Scott Hollingsworth, John Brodeur, Camille Moussard, Felipe Tores and a couple of old friends like Michael Tudor and Jason Hart.
Felipe and I recorded the basics for this up at Scott’s place in Roscoe NY at the same time we started “Warning” which was March’s single. We then took it back home to NYC and finished up recording with Camille, John and Jason. Then I sent it up to Mama (Michael Tudor) up in Woodstock. He has this bag of magic awesome dust that he sprinkled leberaly all over the track. The end result of this track hitchhiking all over the state is… it got all the love and care from all the right folks. So, a big virtual hug to all of them. Thank’s ya’ll!
Adam Greenberg: Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Piano
John Brodeur: Electric and Slide Guitars
Felipe Torres: Drums
Jason Hart: Piano
Camille Moussard: Vocal
Scott Hollingsworth: Engineer
Michael Tudor: Mixed & Mastered (at “Mama’s Place” in Woodstock NY)
Senator and The New Republic is giving away a free song each month. Each free song is available here only through the end of the month, so be sure to check back often for the newest release.
I was walking down Mulberry Street when I came up with the melody for this song. It was well after the bars had closed and the streets were eerily silent. I waded through strewn piles of discarded food containers, empty beer yards, and the sharp rancid smell of some combination of day-old fried shrimp, roasted meats, and beer. It was a strong reminder of why I tend to plan my getaways this time of the year.
You see, September brings the feast of San Gennaro and the feast brings the flock. Every cheap carnival trick, bargain bracelet, Grade-D sausage & pepper sandwich, and crappy wedding band (most likely playing all the greatest of Frank & Dean) line the streets of Little Italy to service the good residents of New Jersey and Connecticut as they swarm through for the annual street fair.
Now, I don’t want to sound like a curmudgeon. I get why people like this feast. They come down to the city, bring the whole family, eat lots of fried food, buy cheap knock-off purses, maybe a DVD of a movie that comes out next week. But the problem is that they all get to go home at the end of the day. I have to suffer through it for two weeks. I don’t use the word suffer lightly either. Last year I had to stop three different guys from pissing on my front door.
Anyway, I was walking home by way of Mulberry through what can best be described as an abandoned, possibly haunted carnival. The wind was blowing some of the lighter trash around. Garbage cans that were over flowing with half-eaten roasted corn and fried dough had morphed into a rats’ paradise. The idea struck me that all of the fantastical characters and acts of a circus also had a pretty seedy underbelly. Every block that I walked home gave me more and more lyrical fodder for the song. There are actually 13 verses to this song but this isn’t a prog-rock band.
I took a train to Connecticut yesterday to visit my pop and meet up with my friend Gerry Giaimo. Gerry and I played together a year or so ago and I wanted re-kindle some of that old magic. What better place to do that than at the house of a magician? Did I mention my father is a magician? True story. Yes, I have been pulled out of a hat and oddly I was born in the year of the rabbit. I digress.
So, Gerry and I toiled over what cover song to do. It came down to Beck and Motley Crue. Once we tried playing this Beck number there really wasn’t any question. In fact we never got around to even trying out the Crue tune. There’s always tomorrow!
Mixing three new tunes this week to give you all. I wish it didn’t have to be over the course of three months. I don’t want to wait!
Welcome to Senator and The New Republic’s new site.
And with its release are a couple of new installments in the coming months.
We’ll be releasing a new single every month for your free consumption, starting this balmy February. All you need is an email address. Once in a while, we’ll send a little love your way in the form of new tunes, videos and exclusive content. Each free song release is available for download only until the end of the respective month, so don’t miss it.
We’re also excited to start posting regularly on YouTube with our favorite covers, private performances and special guests. Your requests are especially welcome and subject to our whim. Keep us inspired!
Tune in to our updates and thanks for visiting!
Check out my new family of home studio toys!
It’s been a dream of mine to have my own home recording situation where I can slap down ideas as quickly as they flow, with relative ease and quality.
Thankfully these days, for an independent artist like myself of less than substantial means, assembling a basic homegrown studio doesn’t mean giving up my first born. With a couple of jobs and a few smart investments, I think I’ve got great thing going here. I’m now the proud owner of an Apogee, a sweet new Gauge mic, ProTools and a solid pair of studio monitors.
Now, getting everything running like a well-oiled engine and figuring out ProTools is another thing… hmm…
Senator and The New Republic had another productive weekend recording in the gorgeous studio upstate with producer / engineer, Scott Hollingsworth, drummer, Felipe Torres, and production assistant, Sam Kawahara.
Felipe was especially on fire and in peak form. With the help of a little electrical tape and the right hat, he even treated us to a little costume change for the occasion! Nothing like singing in the bathroom (yes, it’s true about bathroom acoustics), a little studio magic, fresh cooked meals (thanks to Camille) + great company; it’s moments like these that remind me why I love doing what I do.
Behind the Scenes with Senator and The New Republic: Recording at Mama’s Studio in Woodstock
Get a sneak peak at all the toys and the magic happening in producer / engineer Michael Tudor’s (Mama) Woodstock studios. We’re recording new tracks for 2012 and I can’t wait to release them. Keep tuning in!