Thursday, May 31, 2012

Northampton Media.

There's a piece about the album, the songs, and the closing-up-shop of Group DeVille in Northampton Media's Music Section. A great conversation with Dave Madeloni a couple of weeks ago led to this.

It feels sort of odd talking about GDV five months after the split, but it's a band I'll always say I was proud to have been part of.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Prestons.

Photo: Cate Vojdik
Here's a nice moody shot of The Prestons, taken during our opening set last Friday, May 25th at The Basement in Northampton.

You can join us for a full evening's show come the end of June. We'll be running down the long list of songs we've put together over the past thirty or so years, and pulling a few cover tunes out of the bag, too. It'll be fun.

Save the date: Friday June 29th. Come spend an evening with The Prestons at the Blue House Café.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Good As Gold.

There's a super review of the album over on the Power of Pop website. This pop culture site is run by the Singapore pop maven Kevin Mathews, and is well worth bookmarking.

"Wednesday Child is the kind of musical treasure the card-carrying members of the Pop Underground spend hours obsessing over." - Kevin Mathews, Power of Pop

Kevin followed up the review by asking me to answer his PoP10 Questions.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Top Pick in Performer.

Performer Magazine has some very nice things to say about Wednesday Child in the May issue:

Beautiful, psychedelic material suitable for any day of the week.

There is an endearing quality to Wednesday Child, one that can be attributed to the incomparable warmth of Rick Murnane’s voice – a voice that calls to mind Beatle-esque psychedelia, Beachwood Sparks, and SMILE. An album marking the end of a twelve-year reign with the bluesy, pop-driven outfit, Group DeVille, Murnane’s full-length solo debut signals the beginning of a new musical era – one that is a heartfelt outpouring of emotion through lyrics that are both introspective and relatable to all generations. Although Murnane has enjoyed considerable success, this endeavor brings him back down to earth and he comes across as an approachable individual with much to share. Wednesday Child is the perfect compliment to lighthearted mornings spent reclining in a hammock or porch swing, or even relaxing by the gentle waves of the ocean. Murnane’s compositions, namely the title track, “Wednesday Child,” “Shoulder This Burden” and “Everything” evoke California dreams within listeners. We are subconsciously being advised to stop, breathe for a moment, and become fully present in our surroundings – reveling in the surrounding beauty.  —Julia R. DeStefano 

Reprinted with the kind permission of Performer Magazine.