Please, if you will now let me entice and excite you with the
launching of “Eldorado”. What is it you ask? Well, if you stop your blood
doping for a sec I’ll tell you. It’s some kinda car, I think, and/or a lost city of
gold, but for our purposes it’s what we’re calling the new subscription
service, (by we I mostly mean me).
See I really like making songs for you, and with you, and also covering
your favorite songs, Clem Snide and otherwise. But I can’t launch a
Kickstarter campaign every month and I know many of you don’t have $200
to spend so ephemerally. If you subscribe to “Eldorado” and pay the meager
$8 US a month you will receive, as well as inspire, a new and exclusive 3-5
song EP emailed monthly right to your door.
I don’t just want to peddle some tepid live recordings, or t-shirts, or
whatever. I want to make something new and weird and fun. So to join
Eldorado is not just to be a passive consumer of music but an active
participant in its creation. There will be a special email address to which you
will send your thoughts, ideas, words, lyrics, pictures, unfinished tracks,
anything really, so long as it’s fits in an email.
I will then tenderly scour these emails, randomly choose a few, and get
crackin’. Also it’s safe to say that there wont be many members, at first, so
there’s a good shot your email will be honored, at some point (I would try
and hold out for at least a year to see where it can go). I will send along
update emails to you as well. Now I realize this is mostly unchartered
territory, so as we swing our machetes through the underbrush I welcome
any and all of your questions and suggestions; and if nothing else you can
p.s You also get (for free) every new Eef/Snide release plus 2 tickets to a
show of your choosing. And big big thanks to GO HERO for making this
actually possibly real.
Clem Snide Eldorado will become available any day now (sorry for the slight delay – we need to sort out some final checkout issues).
The Clem Snide subscription service is in the making – here’s some first details!
For a meager $8 a month you will receive a 3-5 song EP of unexpected covers, new renditions of Eef/Snide tracks, and original songs all inspired by YOUR suggestions. The EP will be exclusive to subscribers and available every month via Bandcamp.
Other perks are to include: Guest list spots, various swag, and a soul enriching tingle in your heart from helping to fund and create indie music/art. More about this in a few weeks’ time…
Many exciting Clem Snide/Eef Barzelay things await you in 2013 like…
* The new record “Songs for Mary” will see its official release in spring!
* An original song, called “The Woods”, is featured in the “Senses” episode of the new BBC show “The Wonders of Life” with our man Brian Cox.
* Also: “God Answers Back” from the “End of Love” album will be used in the new Diablo Cody movie (end credits yo!).
* Keep an ear out for Eef on NPR’s All Things Considered.
* But most exciting is the launching of a subscription service called “Eldorado”. More on this soon. Right here.
Eef to make a 6 song EP of Journey covers!
Find out more on KickStarter!
After all these many years “Bitter Honey” is available once again, now with 2 bonus tracks – “Close the Door” (original demo version) and “Find Love” as a sweet and sexy waltz. It will also be available on iTunes and Amazon etc., shortly.
You can already find it on Bandcamp!
Check out Suburban Field Recordings III, which is now being streamed on Tunecore!
The latest in a long running series of intimate lo-fi home recorded explorations.
The Meat Of LIfe – New Album Available Now
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Clem Snide began in Boston in the early 1990s. It was there Eef Barzelay and good friends Eric Paul and Jason Glasser first performed under that moniker. The band dissolved when Eef Barzelay moved to New York where he briefly dabbled in Art School and the Sidewalk café anti-folk scene before reconnecting with Glasser to reform the band and begin work on their first record “You Were A Diamond”. Their artistic partnership would become the backbone of Clem Snide, and would produce two of the bands seminal records, “Ghost of Fashion” and “Your Favorite Music”. Described by Robert Christagau as “true American deadpan” Clem Snide garnered critical acclaim for their unique brand of “art country” and enjoyed a brush with mainstream success when their song “Moment in the Sun” was chosen as the theme song for the NBC show “Ed”.
In 2002 Glasser relocated to France with his family and Eef carried on recruiting old Boston friend, multi-instrumentalist Pete Fitzpatrick and his cousin Brendan to complete work on the band’s third record, “Soft Spot”. In 2004 Eef moved to Nashville and recorded their fourth record “End of Love.” With the addition of Nashville bred drummer Ben Martin, the band did extensive touring for the next couple of years, which culminated in their return to the studio to begin work on “Hungry Bird.” Financial and interpersonal strife dogged the band throughout the recording process resulting in an “extended break” before they would release and tour behind the record. Barzelay, eager for a clean slate during that time, struck out on his own, releasing two solo records, “Bitter Honey” and “Lose Big” and created the score for the Sundance award-winning film “Rocket Science”.
In spring 2009, Barzelay reformed the band with Brendan Fitzpatrick and Ben Martin for the “Hungry Bird” tour. Heartened to find their fans still loyal and devoted as ever, Clem Snide began fleshing out Barzelay’s ripening batch of new songs, resulting in “The Meat of Life.” Recorded and mixed in the Fall of ’09 it came into existence with the deft engineering hand of Mark Nevers and help from local Nashville players Tony Crow (Piano, Organ), Roy Agee (Trombones), and And Carole Rabinowitz (Cello). Described Recently by Daytrotter.com as “one of the finest current songwriters in America, that get quietly ignored” Barzelay and Clem Snide have emerged true indie rock survivors with their best record to date.
“The Meat of Life” is released on February 23, 2010 via 429 Records.
The stream is now offline.