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)
Tune in again next month for your next bonus single!
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!
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!
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…
Wherever our music goes, the waterworks seem to follow!
Sure, I get precipitation’s important role in mother nature’s plan and all that, and I can appreciate a good occasional spring cleaning, but the human barometer in me, beset with past injuries, wonders if it truly is a coincidence that our opening act is almost always a dramatic water and light show wherever we decide to come out and play.
Maybe I need to write happier songs.
Today’s storm in “sunny” California is brought to you by Senator and The New Republic. I thought your desert could use a drink.
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.