WATCH & SHARE GRAMERCY ARMS' NEW VIDEO FOR "ALWAYS IN LOVE"(ABOVE)--IT'S THE FIRST SINGLE FROM THEIR FORTHCOMING LP, THE SEASONS OF LOVE, WHICH IS OUT 7/21 VIA REVEAL RECORDS! I'D LOVE FOR YOU TO CONSIDER A RECORD REVIEW--LET ME KNOW IF I CAN SEND IT TO YOU!
Gramercy Arms is a revolving New York based collective of musicians and artists, masterminded by main songwriter/producer Dave Derby (Dambuilders/Lloyd Cole) along with Rainy Orteca, Sean Eden and Kevin March. The group is releasing its second full-length record,The Seasons of Love, on Reveal Records on July 21st.
Expanding from the sunny, unapologetically pop approach of the debut, The Seasons of Love widens the musical palette as well as the range of collaboration by featuring Lloyd Cole and Joan Wasser (Joan As Police Woman), Tanya Donelly (Belly, Throwing Muses), Matthew Caws (Nada Surf), Kendall Meade (Sparklehorse), Claudia Gonson (Magnetic Fields), Doug Gillard (Guided By Voices), Erin Moran (A Girl Called Eddy), Renee LoBue (Elk City), Kay Hanley (Letters To Cleo) and others. The album was recorded by Dave Derby and Ray Ketchem, mixed by acclaimed engineer Thom Monahan and mastered by Eric Broyhill. Making the album was not a short process; the album was five years in the making, as it took countless hours to schedule the recording sessions with the many contributors. From the emotionally charged duet Beautiful Disguise (where lead vocals are handled by Lloyd Cole and Joan Wasser, their vocal delivery suiting the track perfectly) to the soundtrack-for-the-summer single Always In Love, this is power pop of the highest order.