Tommy Keene with Ivan Julian
After nearly 30 years in the music business, you might expect someone like Tommy Keene to start slowing down. If you did, youd be wrong. Produced by Tommy in his home studio, with able assistance again from R. Walt Vincent (Pete Yorn), Tommys new Behind The Parade (Second Motion) continues his career-long run of premier, melodic guitar-based rock, following up 2009s stellar In The Late Bright with yet another batch of winning tunes.
Ranging from the proto-Keene jangle of Already Made Up Your Mind and the edgy, power pop (no, he doesnt mind that description much) storytelling of Running For Your Life and His Mothers Son to the moody, ambient instrumental La Castana and the horn-infused opener Deep Six Saturday, Behind The Parade finds Tommy ably taking a few risks while managing to play to his considerable strengths. Behind The Parade, along with his recent output, shows Tommy is akin to an athlete rediscovering his prime-only in his case, he never left it.
I started playing in bands when I was 13 years old, and that's when I decided that music would be my life, states Ivan Julian. It's always been important to me to be what I do, and not leave it behind at 5 o'clock.
Although his new release The Naked Flame is his first album under his own name, Ivan Julian has been one of rock's most celebrated players and most in-demand collaborators for more than three decades. The album, Julian's first collection of his own songs in more than 20 years, finds the veteran guitarist/singer/songwriter/producer effortlessly stepping back into the role of frontman/bandleader. The Naked Flame features a dozen compelling new songs that benefit from Julian's commanding performances as well as his seasoned studio skills, which give the tracks a timeless warmth and immediacy.
Julian was in Richard Hell & The Voidoids, toured with Shriekback and Matthew Sweet.
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