RIYL: Dawes, Little Steven

Label: Fonoflo

The Details

"After years in demand as a sideman as well as fronting rock & roll band Moon Age, singer-songwriter & multi-instrumentalist Salar Rajabnik will release his debut solo album, “Black & White World” on June 09, 2017 on all digital formats, CD, cassette & limited vinyl release via Fonoflo Records.

Written & recorded over the span of the last 5 years, the songs chosen for Black & White World all hold a deeply personal & emotive meaning for Salar. Much of the material was written amidst political & personal distress, but the album’s tone is one of resolute hope in the midst of bleak circumstances. The songs range in tone from Cheap Trick-esque high energy power pop (as in the first single, Ain’t Got No Time), to tongue-in-cheek commentary on social & political apathy (A To Z), to sweet & yearning ballads (In A Little While).

The album’s emotional apex is evident in the title track, a sort of personal & social statement with political & emotional themes being simultaneously addressed as Salar declares “I don’t want to live in a black & white world…” amidst a swelling fade of lush instrumentation & a spoken word excerpt personally authorized by Noam Chomsky himself.

The themes addressed in the initial writing process have become more timely than ever as the bleak nature of the current social & political landscape sees many artists expressing themselves in ways that seem to reflect the worry & hope of so many today."

Prices: Silver vinyl - $20 (100 copies)
Black splatter on smokey clear vinyl - $25 (60 copies)
Split black and smokey clear vinyl - $35 (30 copies)
"Water Into Wine" liquid filled record - SOLD OUT

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