Wednesday, May 9, 2007

J. DiMenna News

"... His style tempts and entices, not unlike being mesmerized by the eyes of a cobra." - Amplifier

J. DiMenna played a show at Brooklyn's Luna Lounge last Friday (see photo at left. Credit: Johnny Leather) that the New York Press called "...quite impressive, especially the use of a drifting steel guitar."

The instrument mentioned is played by Joe Novelli on a custom guitar made by his uncle and it can be heard all over DiMenna's new digital-only EP If He Could Speak Now. Stream it HERE.

The EP is an accompaniment to DiMenna's Awkward Buildings album which recently caused Bob Boilen of NPR's All Songs Considered to say, "DiMenna's made a CD that's infectious. Its the kind of infectious music that took time to grab me, the kind of infectious music that I find myself singing and not realizing what it is or how it even crept into my subconscious."

The video for one of the songs from Awkward Buildings, ["Preacher," (MP3) which appears in live form on the EP] was directed by Roland Becerra. Becerra recently won the Moving Pictures Magazine Short Film contest and will be showing his winning film Dear Beautiful at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival.

The film (LINK) contains DiMenna’s song "To Meet You" and was created in Becerra’s signature animated style which is also featured in the "Preacher" video (LINK).

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