Skinny Mirrors At A Glance

Posted: February 6th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

The debut EP from Skinny Mirrors is a compelling paradox—a collection of sugar-in-the-raw pop songs, short in the making yet long in the finishing.

The group, a collaboration between singer-songwriter Robert Cherry and producer/multi-instrumentalist Craig Ramsey, took shape one winter in the basement studio Ramsey had set up in Cherry’s Mid-Century modern ranch home, mere blocks from a slate-and-olive Lake Erie, then ringed with wave-shattered sheets of dirty ice. Read the rest of this entry »

Skinny Mirrors Album Art

Posted: January 27th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

Here's a preview of the album art from the forthcoming Skinny Mirrors EP. The artist is the amazing Cherlyn Varga Toth.

Pete Yorn

Posted: January 10th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

Background note: I interviewed Pete for one of the local Cleveland papers at the time of his debut, Musicforthemorningafter. I still appreciate that album’s successful marriage of Americana and British post-punk. His new one, Arrangingtime, seems to be a return to form. Worth a listen.

Manchester, So Much To Answer For

No one forgets his or her first time. Pete Yorn was 12 when he surrendered to a lifelong passion. The memory remains ultra-vivid.

“I was on vacation in the Bahamas,” he recalls, “and some cute little blonde girl walked right up to me and said, ‘Do you like the Smiths?’ And I’d heard of them, but I hadn’t heard them. But I was like, ‘Well… yeah.’ I went home after that and bought their first record. When I first heard Morrissey’s voice, I was like, ‘Man, what the hell is this?’ But as I listened more and more, I became super into it.”
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