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  • Location: Seattle, Washington, United States of America
  • Label: independent

In an episode of the Fox TV drama Bones last year, a character made a mix of "the six greatest break-up songs" and gave it to a heart-broken colleague. The mix featured songs from alternative-pop stars such as Sia, Mazzy Star, José González, Antony and the Johnsons and a lone unsigned artist by the name of Aaron English.

For the past five years, Seattle-base piano-man Aaron English has been steadily building a buzz in the U.S., thanks to two self-released albums, increasing media attention, and three national tours playing in clubs and at summer festivals to crowds of up to 4,000 people.

Now all of this momentum has culminated in the release of his third album, american [fever] dream and the debut single, "Believe", which peaked at #18 on the Modern A/C radio chart in July 2010. The name of the single and the new album are oblique references to a catastrophic tour bus accident, two years ago, on a Midwestern highway while English was on tour: "My bus was totaled in the crash, and most of the musical equipment was destroyed as well," says English.
"The tour was cancelled. I wrote this new album from a space of needing to decide whether I was going to keep believing in the music, keep following the dream."

Produced by Sun Kil Moon's Geoff Stanfield, the new album incorporates American influences as diverse as 1960's folk, Talking-Heads-style white funk, ambient electronica, and gospel. The recording highlights English's rusty tenor vocals and deft keyboard work on grand piano and Wurlitzer organ, framed by Stanfield's swirling, otherworldly production magic and loop-pedal-based guitar textures. Early comparisons have been drawn to Elbow, Coldplay, and Dave Matthews Band.


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Comments (5)Comments (5)

  • Left by Rafael, on Sep 22, 2010 - 18:16
    Hey Aaron, welcome to Uvumi! Enjoying the music. :)
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    • Left by Aaron English, on Sep 22, 2010 - 19:06
      Hi Rafael! Good to see you again. I was looooong overdue to make the jump over here. Am really liking uvumi's interface and community so far.
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    • Left by Rafael, on Sep 22, 2010 - 22:18
      Yea, so long! I was afraid you wouldn't remember me. :) As soon as I've lost my ability to post comments on people's music on that other site, it felt like it had no more use for me. I like giving feedback for artists, it's the least I can do. It's cool to have you here now. :D
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    Left by Sally, on Sep 22, 2010 - 13:35
    Great to see you and your music here!
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      Left by Aaron English, on Sep 22, 2010 - 15:20
      Hello again, Sally. Took me long enough to get over here....! Thanks for the (long-ago) invite.
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