MY COUSIN, THE EMPEROR
Debut Album “A Long Way From Home” Out Today
Streaming at SPINNER / AOL MUSIC
My Cousin, The Emperor are excited to release their debut album "A Long Way From Home" today and we want to make sure all can share in it. The great folks at AOL / SPINNER are streaming the album in its entirety ALL WEEK!
Listen To “A Long Way From Home” at AOL/Spinner
After selling out their cd release performance at Joe’s Pub this past Friday night, My Cousin, The Emperor will be showcasing their mix of americana and ‘country r&b’ for CMJ tomorrow in NYC.
Wed, Sept 21st – 11PM
CMJ Showcase at Kenny's Castaway's
157 Bleecker St
New York, NY 10012
Following two national tours and two albums as a solo artist, Reischel has re-imagined his sound, bringing together a taut ensemble of fine young musicians. Previously known as The Populists, over the past year, My Cousin, The Emperor has brought their self-described brand of “irony-free parlor music” to venues all over NYC.
Says Reischel about the album, “These are songs that I wanted to have a southern sound, but that I wrote mainly living in New York City. We were attempting to create a new genre: Country R&B.”
“My Cousin, the Emperor makes happily gnarly music; the band’s debut album, 'A Long Way from Home,' trades in rolling country rock & roll.”
- Time Out NY
“Reverb-heavy melancholy that is very comparable to songs from artists like Chris Isaak and Roy Orbison.”
- Brooklyn Rocks
“My Cousin, The Emperor’s debut album has southern written all over it… The guitars have a certain twang that gives you the sudden urge to hike up your cowboy boots, dust off your cowboy hat and button up your plaid shirt. It’s clearly a country album but with a hint of Blues, which is exactly what these Brooklyn-based young men are trying to create a blend of ‘Country R&B’.”
- Sinister Girlz
"Jason Reischel was humble before us, but clearly a gifted writer."
- Ben Krieger, Jezebel Music
Additional MC, TE dates:
Nov 18th Fontana’s New York, New York 9pm $10
Nov 24th Arlene’s Grocery New York, New York