Friday, August 19, 2011

Johnny O'Donnell & Sacramento premiere video, announce West Coast tour

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"O'Donnell's compositions have a woozy barroom sagacity, and surprising arrangements to boot." -- Buzzbands LA

"Johnny O'Donnell is, perhaps, one of the few musicians around today who can say he understands what Brian Wilson was doing on Pet Sounds, and what he was trying to do on Smile, without having you snicker behind his back." -- Neotomic

Wildly inventive noir-pop group Johnny O'Donnell and Sacramento premiere their latest video today via Consequence of Sound. The clip, "Loose Cannons" pays homage to the dark, often seedy glamor of Hollywood's Golden Era. The song is culled from their double-EP release Masquerade / Korean Debutante on L.A.'s White Noise Records. Watch the video HERE

The quartet launches West Coast tour dates in early September. Please see details below.  

O'Donnell writes songs as cleverly restless as himself. Having leapt in recent years from rural Louisiana to Seattle to South Korea to currently settling in Los Angeles, O'Donnell pens brilliantly skewed classic pop songs that likewise shift and morph from one style and sound to the next. His talents as a composer and storyteller echo those of legends like Paul McCartney, Harry Nilsson and Elliott Smith

Check out MP3s for "The Gothic Singer" HERE and "Supermarket Nightmare" HERE. And, in support of their upcoming tour dates, O'Donnell is offering FREE downloads of back catalog albums -- one full album each week for the next four weeks available at his Bandcamp page.  

O'Donnell is the former guitarist in avant pop band Holy Ghost Revival. After that band's breakup, he moved to Seoul, South Korea, where he penned songs for his first EP, Korean Debutante. Later moving to the City of Angels, he mentored with Van Dyke Parks prior to assembling his band, Sacramento and completing a second EP, Masquerade. The double-EP assembles all nine songs into a single LP/digital format.

09/03  Encinitas, CA @ 1st Street Bar (w/ John Carpenter)
09/05  Long Beach, CA @ The Rocketboat (Raw  Geronimo) 
09/07  San Francisco, CA @ The Knockout (Mission Creek Music Festival) 
09/08  Portland, OR @ Kelly's Olympian 
09/09  Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern  
09/23  Los Angeles, CA @ Taix  

Artist: Johnny O'Donnell & Sacramento
Album: Masquerade / Korean Debutante (STREAM)
Label: White Noise 
Release Date: June 28th, 2011

01. The Gothic Singer (MP3) (VIDEO)
02. Loose Cannons (VIDEO)
03. The Griffin Arrives Again
04. The Inch Worm
05. Roaming Thing
06. Last Lonely Won
07. Retreat To America
08. Supermarket Nightmare (MP3)
09. Crackin' Up 

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