"Searchlight", Only Son's second album, finds songwriter Jack Dishel blasting off in search of new lands. Over the course of twelve songs (thirteen if you find the hidden treasure) we're taken on a world tour of thoughts and moods; there are dreamy songs, trash rockers, sci-fi lullabies, gypsy warnings and philosophical stompers. Each song is a mini-epic - but lucky for us, our tour guide loves pop. With thoughtful lyrics, intricately fun arrangements and choruses that are catchy as hell, "Searchlight" is a record we're lucky to find. Guest musicians include members of The Strokes, Little Joy, Of Montreal, Robbers On High Street and Regina Spektor.
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"Searchlight" was co-produced and mixed by Jack's lifelong friend and mentor, Eddie "Pull" Frente of the band kHz. Their unlikely friendship began when Jack was 12 and Eddie was 20, living two houses away from one another in the suburbs. "I was taking piano lessons from Eddie's mom and not practicing very much, " Dishel laughs. "I was way more interested in what he was doing up there in his studio...I would hear these dance beats thumping through the ceiling and want to run up there so bad! Sometimes he'd let me hang out during recording sessions and I would just sit there and watch him make music. It was an amazing process to have access to at such a young age. We grew up in a mostly blue collar town with no artists around - so it was really important for me to see that it was possible to make music yourself. And he even lived on the same street as me! That made it feel attainable." Jack's visits upstairs never stopped, and it was there that he picked up a guitar for the first time.
Growing to be more like brothers than friends over time, Dishel and Frente's friendship has spanned over twenty years - the last two of which they spent collaborating on "Searchlight". On the making of the album, Dishel explains, "Most of the time I was in the studio alone, writing as I recorded. We were actually only in the same room a handful of times - but we had conversations almost every day. We talked about sound and arrangement and the best ways to make songs come to life. I would send Eddie everything as I did it and he would give me advice and guide me through the whole process. Day by day, week by week, month by month. I've learned a tremendous amount from him. He's an amazing producer and mix engineer - I'm very lucky to have been able to make a record with him. It feels like we built a little monument together." In addition to his work on the album, Frente directed the darkly surreal video for the title track, due out soon.
released 18 January 2011
ALL SONGS WRITTEN, PERFORMED & RECORDED by JACK DISHEL at The Overlook, NYC
except "Call Them Brothers" written by Jack Dishel & Regina Spektor
All songs © 2010 Pro Anti (ASCAP)
except Track 9 © Pro Anti (ASCAP)/EMI Blackwood Inc./Soviet Kitsch Music (BMI)
PRODUCED by JACK DISHEL & EDDIE "PULL" FRENTE
Mixed by Eddie "Pull" Frente at Purgatory Studio, NY
Mastered by Fred Kevorkian at Kevorkian Mastering - NY, NY
THANKS TO THESE BEAUTIFUL FRIENDS FOR THEIR INCREDIBLE PLAYING:
Daniel Cho: Cello on Tracks 1, 5, 9
Nikolai Fraiture: Bass on Track 8, handclaps on Track 4
K Ishibashi: Violin on Tracks 1, 5, 9, electric violin solo on Track 2
Morgan King: French horn on Tracks 5, 9
Fabrizio Moretti: Background vocals & vocal arrangement on Track 13
Yoed Nir: Cello and string arrangements on Tracks 10, 13
Bob Parins: Pedal steel on Track 13
Binki Shapiro: background vocals on Track 13
Regina Spektor: Piano on Track 7, vocals and bass on Track 9, handclaps on Track 4
Fabrizio Moretti & Nikolai Fraiture appear courtesy of RCA Records
Regina Spektor appears courtesy of Sire/Warner Bros. Records
© & (P) 2010 Jack Dishel
Cover photo by 18
Cover design is a Love Police action
Leo Dishel, Marina Dishel, Eddie "Pull" Frente, Regina Spektor, Adria Petty (and the Classyfield crew!), K Ishibashi, Dan Cho, Nikolai Fraiture, Yoed Nir, Morgan King, Janine Small, Ron Shapiro, Joe Hegleman, Mark Frey, James Bellesini, Steven Trachtenbroit, Rick Snell, Nader Kheirbek, Dave Sherman, Ben Gaffin, Mike Locke, Wendy Parr, Marni Wandner & Sneak Attack Media, Missi Callazzo, Fabrizio Moretti, Binki Shapiro, Rodrigo Amarante, Matt Romano, Josh Hager, David Kahne, Peter Sand, James Holland, Shruti Ganguly, Shervin Lainez, Steven Mertens, Brent Cole, Benjamin Oliver, Shane Koss, Marsha Vlasic, Danny Farkas, Aleksa Palladino, Devon Church, Gianbruno Rottura, Gianluca Rottura, Liza Weil, Chris Ghiraldi, Glen Ganguzza, Justin Asher, Russel Harper, Greg Duffin, Alison Brummer, Chip Auchincloss, Keith Nelson, Shawn Feeney, Errol Wander, Adam Green, Bibbe Hansen, Sean Carrillo, Kimya Dawson, Toby Goodshank, Bella & Ilya, Marsha & Roza, Boruch, Boris Tsessarsky, Dana Richardson, Dave Zonshine, Laurence Freedman, Jenny Eliscu, Reggie Watts, Jamie Kilstein & Allison Kilkenny, Alex Marvar, Jason Russo, Martin Hausler, Sasha Yabraian, Bob Parins, Megan Balthazor, Jason Rabinowitz, Jeanpaul Kustura, Jesse Wallace, Joe Mendelson, Meghan Farrell, Mark Ospovat, Nick Valensi, Nicole Atkins, Paul Amorese, David Heilman, Pat Dougherty, Zac Colwell, Raiana Paige, Scott Weintrob, Seth Faergolzia, Troy Stallman, Rich Mercurio, Veikko Fuhrmann, Loraine Abeles, Victoria Jacob, Barrister's crew, exitmusic, The Strokes, Little Joy, The Dead Trees, Jupiter One, Common Prayer, Dufus, Emandee Studio, Cakeshop, Bowery Electric, Cabin Down Below
And a million thanks to everyone else who's helped me over the years, without whom many great things would not have happened. It's good to know you.
This album is dedicated to the memory of Daniel Cho.
We'll all miss you, Dan.
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