Home Music album The psych-folk project The Singleman Affair launches its fourth album at the Constellation

The psych-folk project The Singleman Affair launches its fourth album at the Constellation


Even before local singer-songwriter Dan Schneider released his debut album as Singleman Affair in 2006, his solo psych-folk project had become a fruitful bond for collaboration. Schneider not only brought together incredible musicians – including folks from Mucca Pazza, the Cairo Gang, Califone and Fruit Bats – to play and record with him, but he also regularly featured hand-picked local talent over a long series. multimedia at Cafe Mustache which he calls the Orpheatric Variety Show. On Friday, March 25, Schneider’s own Cardboard Sangria label will release fourth album Singleman Affair, 4:00 p.m. Sun, whose pastoral jams shine like the ethereal golden hour of a summer evening. That night, the Singleman Affair performs at Constellation, backed by a video composition Schneider made from eight-millimeter film footage he has shot over the past 20 years.

Three of the ten tracks from The Singleman Affair’s 4:00 p.m. Sun were streaming via Bandcamp at the time of publication.

On Saturday, the folks at DIY Space the VCR released a compilation of live recordings from 2017 and 2018 titled The VHS VCR. The 40-track album is available on VHS tape, with trippy visuals from Brian McCabe (for the first half) and Sky Goodman. Engineer Chris Lee recorded the audio, which includes tracks from Girl K, Sol Patches, Kevin & Hell and Piss Piss Moan Moan Moan. All proceeds are donated to the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights. CAN TV will display The VHS VCR on Thursday, April 7 at 11:30 p.m., after which the video will be released via the Sinema Obscura Vimeo channel.

This collection of two-hour live recordings is also available as a VHS version with trippy visuals added to the music.

Earlier this month, local psychedelic country collective the Keener Family released dreamy, buzzy new single ‘Honest’, their first release since the 2020 EP. hold me close. On Thursday, March 24, they will help kick off Otherpeace’s residency at The Hideout, performing as eight musicians whose roster includes former Disappears and Colleges guitarist Jonathan Van Herik, making a one-time appearance replacing Robby Haynes.

The music video for the Keener Family’s new single, “Honest”

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