FORMER SQUIRREL NUT ZIPPERS LEADER TOM MAXWELL
RETURNS WITH NEW ALBUM & BOOK NEXT TUESDAY
“Tom Maxwell & The Minor Drag” Album Out Next Tuesday August 26, 2014
“Hell: My Life In The Squirrel Nut Zippers” Out August 26, 2014 On Oyster Print Press
Listen To "The Funky Knuckle" via Esquire:
August 14, 2014 - After an almost ten year hiatus from recording, the former lead singer of the Squirrel Nut Zippers, Tom Maxwellreturns with a new album, a new band Tom Maxwell & The Minor Drag and a new book next week.
As a member of the Squirrel Nut Zippers between 1994 and 1999, Maxwell became a critic’s darling and his song “Hell” became a smash hit at radio. Tom’s songs propelled the Squirrel Nut Zippers to multi-platinum status, selling over 3 million albums.
His new self-titled album, Tom Maxwell & The Minor Drag, was recorded with long-time Zippers producer Mike Napolitano and features guest vocals by Ani DiFranco. The Minor Drag is an extraordinary collection of musicians, featuring members of Lost In The Trees andThe Old Ceremony. They display remarkable flexibility and nuance, and boast instrumentation not often found: drums, tuba, vibraphone, piano and guitar.
Along with the new album, a memoir written by Maxwell about the Squirrel Nut Zippers’ strange rise, Hell, will be published by Oyster Point Press (formerly Pressque Publishing) next Tuesday August 26th, simultaneous with the release of this album. Both are available for pre-sale now on Tom Maxwell’s website at: www.tommaxwell.com
Esquire interviewed Tom and debuted a new track "The Funky Knuckle" (featuring Ani DiFranco) this morning:
You can also read more about the album and book via USA Today:
And the The AV Club:
Tom Maxwell & The Minor Drag will perform at album release show at the Mercury Lounge in New York City on Monday August 25th. Tickets are on sale here: http://www.mercuryloungenyc.com/event/633211-tom-maxwell-minor-drag-new-york