New disc this fall from Chuck Prophet
Just got a press release from Yep Roc records announcing a new forthcoming disc from Chuck Prophet, due out this fall. There’s no title yet, but Chuck’s apparently been braving swine flu all in the name of getting us some new tunes. Now that’s an American hero.
Here he is live in concert, doing “Soap and Water”:
And here’s the press release:
San Francisco’s guitar wizard and anti-hero Chuck Prophet mentioned to friends and Fellow Travelers early this year that he intended to make a “political album for non-political people,” To this end he went, “a couple thousand feet above Denver to see what I can see.” Recording high up in Mexico City things went a little…well, shall we say, haywire.
Amid the pandemic paranoia and 6.4 earthquakes Prophet soldiered on, wrapping up an album and dealing with the indignity of having to wear a blue surgical mask just to fit in.
Power outages come and go and hard drives have sizzled but Prophet calls the work, “far better than I had even hoped for.” Early listens say he might be right – he’s gone for a live-in-the-studio feel rather than the more mannered and layered feel of his last couple of outings.
“What were you doing when the plague came and the world cracked in two? I was in Mexico City eating little tacos on a picnic table and trying to count the green Beetle taxi cabs. It’s a funny world — Weird and then some.”
The as yet untitled album will be out this fall on Yep Roc Records.
Follow the whole fiasco on Twitter… http://twitter.com/ChuckProphet .
(Photo by Francisco Miranda)