Earlier this month we told you about FRESH! From Reference Recordings, but we didn’t tell you who, what, or when the first release would be, but that changes today! Our first release will be PILLOW BOOK from the alternative folk/rock group The Curios!
Remember, FRESH! features things we believe are appealing, a little quirky, and well recorded. So, PILLOW BOOK fits that bill perfectly! The Curios create a quirky and beautifully complex musical universe. Others have described this music as freak-folk-funk-psychedelic-cabaret, a juicy blend of mystery-rich, textural grooves and cliche-free lyrics, alternately abstract and narrative!
The creative core of The Curios are award winning singer/songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Nancy Hall and Lee Parvin. A song from Pillow Book has moved into regular rotation as a “new favorite release” on the Acoustic Sunrise program on SF’s popular radio station KFOG. Nancy Hall is well known as a background singer with Neil Young and Crazy Horse, and has toured around the world with them, Emmy Lou Harris and Lucinda Williams. Multi-talented keyboard artist, songwriter and Pillow Book engineer Lee Parvin has recorded many greats in his own studio, including Taj Mahal, Michael Bloomfield, Mark Naftalin, Frank Wakefield, Merle Saunders, Daniel Castro, David Grisman and Kitka. Acoustic bass player Jim Kerwin was a full time member of the David Grisman Quartet for twenty-four years, and has had the opportunity to play and record with Sven Assmussen, Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Bela Fleck, Del McCoury, Stephane Grappelli and Jerry Garcia. To date Jim has played bass on six Grammy-nominated recordings.
PILLOW BOOK comes out September 14th and will feature elegant and eco-friendly 6-panel digipak with gorgeous original art by Andrew Leone.