JD McPherson Record Release In-Store w/Free Lunch!
Thursday September 28th, 2017 - 12:00 PM
Vinyl Renaissance & Audio
7932 Santa Fe Drive Overland Park, KS 66204
We think KC is special and so does JD McPherson. His new album "Undivided Heart & Soul" will officially hit the streets nationally October 6 but Knuckleheads Saloon and Vinyl Renaissance & Audio Overland Park got it all early for KC.
First at Noon on the 28th JD and his band will do a quick acoustic set on the Vinyl Renaissance stage and then do a meet & greet with their fans. And to make it really special, VR will have available for purchase a very limited edition pressing of the new record on colored vinyl. There were less than 500 of these pressed and are only available at Coalition of Independent Music Store (CIMS) members. As always with our lunch shows, we'll have FREE sandwiches and chips available (we gotcha covered so you can get back to work ontime).
That night JD and the band kick off their national "Undivided Heart & Soul" tour with a Record Release Party and full show at Knuckleheads.
Ok KC we need to send JD and his band out across the country with a big send off!!
JD McPHERSON - Undivided Heart & Soul (New West Records)
JD McPherson presents what he calls "A truly romantic garage rock record".
Undivided Heart & Soul produced by Dan Molad (Lucius) & McPherson, and developed largely in the studio (that studio being the historic RCA Studio B in Nashville), carries a sense of immediacy and irreverence.
"In writing this record, I threw several handfuls of caution to the wind. Lyrically, I was allowing myself to be exposed in a way I never have before. Concurrently, maybe as some sort of a self defense mechanism, the guitars got fuzzier and louder. The first day at RCA was like being in church... by the second day, it was a high school band's rehearsal space."
Putting the hands of Dan Molad on the wheel of the record ensured that the music didn't take too many expected turns. "Having toured with Lucius and befriended Dan, I knew he was the guy to push my buttons and challenge me to try new things. He's a tireless worker. He's constantly tinkering away on something... and music just falls out of him."
The vintage recording equipment and instruments still housed in RCA Studio B greatly informed the direction of the record. "Each night, at the end of tracking, someone would invariably say, "You wanna put vibes on this?", speaking of the old RCA Vibraphone. I mean, you can hear THAT vibraphone on Roy Orbison's "Crying"... we couldn't keep our hands off of it. It guided some of the songs into some strange and wonderful places. "Lucky Penny" took such a cool turn once Ray (Jacildo, keys) added some to it. We wrote several songs on the piano that Floyd Cramer played "Last Date" on. We were soaking up so much of the phantom energy in that room, it led to some incredible sonic territory."
"Most folks know us for our take on vintage R&B and early Rock N' Roll. The past year, I've been digging so much into the heavier, brasher sounds of early Rock N' Roll... from bands like The Sonics, Link Wray, and into some early British Rock such as The Creation... these influences feature heavily in these songs. "The tunes that showed up weren't exactly always in familiar territory, and... we greeted them as welcome strangers. They have a lot of heart... and that's what Rock N' Roll should always have."