Saturday, October 13, 2007

The criminally (un)acclaimed Dan Israel

So how many artists are you listening to right now who've released nine full length albums? I might be wrong, but I'm guessing not many. Fix that right now by checking out Dan Israel's latest release, Turning. The album features supporting guest spots by musicians such as Marc Perlman (The Jayhawks), Dave Boquist (Son Volt), Jessy Greene (Foo Fighters, Wilco, Jayhawks, etc...) and many others.

It's a rollicking slice of Americana that is certain to bring back memories of Evan Dando (whose voice Dan's seems an exact match to) and earlier Lemonheads' albums (for example, Triangle, below). At points it has a country twang to it, which you could probably guess based on the musicians supporting Dan, but he's not afraid to add a little saloon piano playing into the mix (listen to Occasionally).

Dan Israel - Triangle : Turning

Dan Israel - Occasionally : Turning

Visit his website, his label Eclectone Records, and become his friend on MySpace.


Evan Dando - Frying Pan
: Sweet Relief

The Lemonheads - Frank Mills : It's A Shame About Ray

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