Tuesday, July 1, 2014
New album -- All the News That's Fit to Sing
I have a new album out. I'm very excited about it. You can stream or download it for free or by donation here:
If you do nothing more than download it for free and enjoy it, I'll be happy. I'll be much happier if you take that link there and share it with lots of people by whatever means -- email lists, social media, phone calls to radio programmers who should play it and reviewers who should review it...
Anyone is welcome to stream or download it for free. If you're already a subscriber, thank you so much for making this album so much more possible than it otherwise would have been. Please enter "0" in the donation field and enjoy the album! As for the rest of you, if you're able to become a subscriber or to make a one-time donation for the album there on the Bandcamp site or via the "donate" button at davidrovics.com, please feel free! (But again, don't let lack of finances stop you from downloading and sharing the album!)
On my fall tour of North America I'll of course be singing songs from this album and many others. If you or anyone you know might want to organize a show somewhere and hear these songs up close and personal, I'd love to hear from you! Same goes for Europeans -- I'll be there in spring 2015.
This album, All the News That's Fit to Sing, represents hundreds of hours of time researching, writing songs, and playing music over the past 6 or 8 months. Plus two long days in a wonderful recording studio in the woods near Portland.
It's mainly songs about current and recent events. Such as the latest round of "free trade" negotiations, the TPP and TTIP. Recent evidence that the massacres at Kent State and Jackson State were premeditated. The deadly, man-made mudslide that killed 42 people last March in Oso, Washington. Former Indiana governor Mitch Daniels' efforts to ban the works of Howard Zinn in his state. The recent controversy involving Scarlet Johansson, the Sodastream corporation, and illegal Israeli settlements. The arrest and imprisonment in London of former Guantanamo detainee Moazzam Begg. The "sun tax" in Oklahoma. And more!
Hope you like it, and hope to see you on the road and in the streets!