Victoria Williams and host of indie-folk scene talents make guest appearances on new album.
Robert Deeble as photographed by Xea Wescott.
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“Undertow” is taken from the first Robert Deeble album in six years, “Heart Like Feathers.”
Having performed with like-minded artists such as Sam Phillips, Low, and Pedro The Lion over the years, Seattle-based folk singer Robert Deeble is now scheduled to release Heart Like Feathers, his first album since 2006 and the latest addition to a deep discography dating back to 1994. Previously proclaimed “an arresting talent, able to gain entry to places rarely imagined by most songwriters” by Paste Magazine, Deeble’s new work is deeply informed by his time off, in which he earned a master's degree in psychology and, along with his wife, became a foster parent to a baby girl.
“I felt my personal life starting to slip,” says Deeble regarding his reasons for the time off. “I wanted to re-build who I am at home and not on the road.” On the Heart Like Feathers album, the details of the reconstruction are heard clearly on songs about life change and personal struggle such as “Undertow,” which grapples with the struggle of fidelity in a relationship. “Or infidelity depending how you view it,” elaborates Deeble. “It’s basically the movie ‘Once,’ only in gender reverse. It’s the most painfully honest I've ever had to be as a songwriter.”
Adding to Deeble’s vocals and guitar on the album is Victoria Williams (folk heroine and one of Paste Magazine’s “Top 100 Living Songwriters”) with vocals on the track “Sunflower,” Stephen Hodges (drummer with Tom Waits and Mavis Staples) on percussion, Ric Hordinski (co-founder of noted Americana band Over The Rhine) with guitar on “Eucharist” and “The Colors of Dying” and Anna Lynne Williams of ethereal dream-pop band Trespassers William with vocals on “Undertow.”
Heart Like Feathers was produced by Dylan Magierek, founder of Badman Recording Co. (My Morning Jacket, Mark Kozelek, The Innocence Mission) and will be released on February 7th, 2012 via Deeble’s Mind Bomb Publishing label in association with Dead Letter Records. Robert Deeble is available for interviews. Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.
Heart Like Feathers
(Mind Bomb / Dead Letter)
01. Heart Like Feathers
07. Hearing Voices Seeing Ghosts
08. The Colors of Dying
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Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion