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Were Not Happy Til Youre Not Happy

Were Not Happy Til Youre Not Happy

  • By The NU-Sonics
  • Release 29/11/2013
  • Music Genre Rock
  • Media Format CD
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'touches of Elvis C., Replacements, and even Kinks...what's not to love?'-Lach, Anti-Folk founder 'You guys have that Big Star vs. Crazy Horse thing'-Jason Loewenstein, Sebadoh, Fiery Furnaces 'Alex Sniderman is another song-writing master. His musical touchstones are classic. His lyrics are so heartfelt and honest that I have to look away sometimes. How did such a young guy from Brooklyn figure all these things out already?' - Liz Bustamante, FORESTROXX Blog 'If you hate the mushy side of sunshine pop, this is a first class antidote to fill your sweet tooth.' - Chris Spector, Midwest Record 'It sounds like [Sniderman's] been absorbing Memphis power-pop and 1972's Lou Reed, with 'Nice Guys' illustrating his melodic flair.' ' - Edd Hurt, Nashville Scene 'While [Sniderman's] real destiny is making a mint off the 18th song on some blockbuster film soundtrack, it'd still be nice to stumble into these guys ('n' gal) playing in some sawdust-on-the-floor dive in Lower Manhattan.' - Ken Shimamoto, I-94 Bar Tired of staring down at his shoes and replying, 'I just play under my own name,' Alex Sniderman formed The NU-Sonics with drummer Melissa Houston and bassist Scott Anthony. Fans compare the Brooklyn band's sound to the ringing hooks of power pop icons Big Star rubbed up against the grit of Neil Young & Crazy Horse, or the results of Elvis Costello's imaginary songwriting collaborations with Keith Richards. The MC5's Wayne Kramer first discovered 19-year-old Alex Sniderman fronting The Tone Def White Boys in Nashville. An impressed Kramer subsequently produced and appeared on Sniderman's self-titled debut, released in 2000. The album was reissued in 2002 with extra tracks featuring guitarist Kevin Salem, Billy Ficca (Television), and bassist Scott Yoder. The pedigrees of Sniderman's bandmates are equally colorful. Bassist David Conrad is a widely respected bassist (and now singer/guitarist/songwriter) who has worked with artists including The Uptown Horns, Marc Ribot, Tom Rush, and Phoebe Snow. Melissa Houston has played drums with a variety of acts from rock bands to dance companies, as well as working as a session drummer with producer Jimi Zhivago (Rufus Wainwright, Ollabelle). The NU-Sonics tracked 'We're Not Happy 'Til You're Not Happy' at Mix-O-Lydian in Boonton, New Jersey with engineer (and former Nu-Sonics bassist) Scott Anthony, a widely respected producer/engineer who has worked with artists from David Poe to Daniel Lanois. Guests on the record include noted keyboardist Tyson Rogers (Don Williams, The Blueprint Project, Yo La Tengo, Chris Stamey) on piano and organ, and Matthew Dunne (FCC), Jason Loewenstein (Sebadoh, The Fiery Furnaces) and Richie Touseull (Esquela) guesting on bass. The songs are straight-ahead rock and roll in the tradition of The Rolling Stones ('Even If You Think It's Right'), The Replacements ('Outta Yer Hands' ), and R.E.M. ('Golden Boy'), with elements of country and folk ('Maybe,' 'Your Tornado') and even old-school punk rock ('See Anything,' 'If I Were You.') In the past, Sniderman's characterized his music as 'avant-roots music,' twisting familiar rock forms into something fresh and new.

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Artist: The NU-Sonics
Title: Were Not Happy Til Youre Not Happy
Genre: Rock
Release Date: 29/11/2013
Label: CD Baby
Media Format: CD
UPC: 804879504801
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