"I got a phone call from Eamon Fogarty in the Spring of 2016. We’d never met but I just ﬁnished producing an album for Brooklyn singer/songwriter (and Eamon’s roommate) Jay Hammond. Eamon was in Los Angeles on vacation but his girlfriend couldn’t make her ﬂight. He decided to go surﬁng and record vocals for his new album, “Progressive Bedroom”. Jay gave him my number.
Eamon has a wonderful, conﬁdent voice. I’ve heard him make reference to Scott Walker on occasion but most young artists don’t realize how much they sound like themselves. I was so impressed that I called him back for a recording session on my album “Psychic Temple IV” (soon to be released on Joyful Noise Recordings!) before he could return to the East Coast. That summer I asked him to go on tour with me. He did.
My attraction to honesty is relentless. Eamon Fogarty has no guile. He is as true as a bird singing in the trees. His music, like life itself, contains the beautiful and the grotesque. Some artists demand love from their audience. I don’t know how or why it works but I love Eamon’s music. I feel protective of it. When something that powerful calls out... you should pick up the phone."
Adrian Crowley has made a steadfast career as a singer, songwriter and recording artist. He grew up in Galway, Ireland and has been based in Dublin for a number of years. He is considered to be one of Ireland’s most celebrated contemporary lyricists. He was awarded the Choice Music Prize for album of the year in 2010 for ‘Season Of The Sparks’ and has been nominated on two other occasions for the prestigious Irish award; in 2008 for ‘Long Distance Swimmer’ and in 2013 for ‘I See Three Birds Flying’.
October 2017, saw the worldwide release of his eighth record Dark Eyed Messenger (Chemikal Underground). The album was produced by and features Thomas Bartlett aka ‘Doveman’(Sufjan Stevens, Anna Calvi...)The album was recorded in New York in Bartlett’s studio in under a week.Irish film production company, Redemption Films recently collaborated with Crowley on a feature film called The Science Of Ghosts, centred around the story-telling and music of Crowley. The docu-drama was shot in Ireland, USA and The Netherlands and premiered at The Dublin International Film Festival in February 2018.
Since recording with Steve Albini in 2001, Crowley has gone from touring extensively in the USA and Europe, to receiving attention from The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Les Inrockuptibles, Mojo...to recording radio sessions for New York’s WNYC, WFMU,BBC 6 Music in the UK ...and to being named checked by Ryan Adams and Nick Cave
"...effortlessly from indie pop to psychedelia to atmospheric electronica—taking listeners on an ever-shifting sonic journey."
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