Thursday, July 12, 2012

Michael The Blind profiled by The Onion; “Sympathies” video premieres at My Old Kentucky Blog.

New album “Are’s & Els” out now featuring Magik*Magik Orchestra, Latest single “Who Is She?”


Michael The Blind as photographed by Rachael Renee’ Levasseur



“Who Is She?” is the latest single from the new Michael The Blind album “Are’s & Els”



Are’s & Els not only showcases Michael the Blind's versatility—it’s a crash course on solid songcraft.” – Portland Mercury

“Some of the most engaging, energetic, and original material you’re likely to hear for quite some time. …destined to become a hidden classic.” – PopMatters

Portland’s Michael The Blind continues to draw attention to his latest album Are’s & Els which the The Onion’s A.V. Club recently recommended for those who enjoy the following: “Ragged Euro-folk; the moodier side of The Gaslight Anthem; drunken sing-alongs; parties that last about two hours too long; disillusionment.” Read the full article here.

A veteran performer who has been releasing records and traveling throughout the country for over a decade, Michael The Blind (real name Michael Gerard Levasseur) has come into his own with Are’s & Els, his first record to be recorded with a full band.

The album also features the Magik*Magik Orchestra (currently on tour with Death Cab For Cutie) and on the album’s current single “Who Is She?,” the record’s only appearance of a synth which accompanies a roaring guitar solo.

“I wrote ‘Who Is She?’ about a friend who always seemed to have a new lady that he would be trying to hide from everyone. He was so carefree about life in general.  Maybe I was a touch jealous,” Levasseur admits.

The video for “Sympathies,” a more somber tune on the album, has exclusively premiered at My Old Kentucky Blog here. The cast of “Sympathies” includes local New York-based artists, comedians and musicians including photographer Kelsey Bennett and her sister, actor Remy Bennett, both of whom happen to be granddaughters of singer Tony Bennett.

Michael The Blind is available for interviews.  Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.


Michael The Blind
Are’s & Els
(Alder Street Records, Out Now)

01. Another Circle of Fifths (STREAM | MP3)
02. Instead
03. Can’t Stay
04. Metaphor Life
05. Sympathies (STREAM | MP3 | VIDEO)
06. Who Is She? (STREAM | MP3)
07. Just Life A Song
08. Depth Perception
09. All & More
10. Have It Out
11. My Regards (VIDEO)


Michael The Blind Links


Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion

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