Over the last week, we’ve made two more albums available for streaming or download on all the major services, and we’d welcome your attention to them…
“One Thing That Scares You” is a live album recorded by Tony and Faro in 2012 at a small coffeehouse in Providence, RI. All the pieces on that album were recorded that night for the first time and many are no longer in rotation live.
“Basement Takes” is the first album with Chris O’Donnell on drums, and marked the transition to a full band from a duo. Chris Lawton joined us on guitar shortly after this, completing the current lineup.
Including the link to Spotify here, but the albums are available for download or streaming at Amazon Music, iTunes, Google Music, Apple Music, etc. as well as at numerous smaller sites.
A huge thank you to all who came out to Nick’s last night! Big crowd, lots of enthusiasm, hot music/poetry…! Couldn’t ask for better.
Special shoutouts to Listen! audience who stayed after a sterling feature by Rushelle Frazier, to Mark Jodice of Bring Back Pluto and JOLT who sat in with us for a couple of tunes, and to the Usual Suspects at Nick’s who were in attendance.
One of the tunes we played last night was this new one, which Tony did solo…we’ll be working up a band version soon enough.. Chantey
We’ll be back on March 1st, which will be 2 days before Tony turns…gulp…60???? Yup. Hope to see you then!
We’ve recently been involved yet again with one of journalist Victor Infante’s Great Cover Song Challenges.
If you’re familiar with these from our past efforts, Victor assigns bands who sign up for the process a song, usually by a single artist. We can’t see it, choose it, or change it for another; we have to cover it in whatever way we see fit by a given deadline, and then be part of a story written for one publication or another.
We’ve done songs by Elton John, Air Supply, Madonna, the sound track of “Top Gun,” among others.
This time around, in a bit of a twist, we had to cover songs by another one of the artists in the group. Instead of doing the work of a distant pop star, we had to confront the fact that the songs we were covering would be heard by the original artist.
That said, we drew the song “Walls” by the inimitable Walter Sickert And the Army Of Broken Toys, whose sound is, well, unique…and intimidating to try and cover.
That said, we did our best. And below is the result. (Fortunately, they like it.) We’ve made it available to download for free…with a catch. IF you download our song, you MUST also go and get the original. We’ve provided links to both below.
Obviously, we can’t police this. But we hope that in the spirit of artistic support, you will do this. The original band made this available for free long ago and with this challenge gave us permission to sell our cover, but that just feels wrong…
First blog post of 2020…some new things, some old…
We continue our bi-weekly Sunday gigs at Nick’s in Worcester, where we continue to do freewheeling sets of our usual madness and make stuff up as well as the mood takes us. New music born at those gigs will be coming your way very soon.
Still doing (and seeking!) other gigs elsewhere…hit us up!
Our streaming content is going very well. Go check us out on Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Music, Apple Music, iTunes…just type in “The Duende Project” and find us with pinpoint accuracy.
Trinity, the horror movie written and directed by Skip Shea that features a score by Faro and a performance of “Trinity Tango” by Faro and Tony, after many years and awards on the international film festival circuit, is now available for renting or purchase…see the trailer and get the film here.
Played two sets of fun stuff last night at Nick’s to an appreciative crowd, some of whom hadn’t seen us before and came away as fans. Yay! We also recorded the sets; not sure what will come out of it, but stay tuned; if anything does, you will be the first to know.
Doing it all again at starlite in Southbridge this coming Saturday night, October 19th. Hope to see some of you there!