As always I discovered some little gem that throws my whole posting schedule right out the window. The morsel I’m referring to is a new song off of the October release by NYC, by way of Chicago, artist Chris Mills. The release has already garnered some big time press in his hometown of Chicago, including reviews/interviews with The Reader and Sun Times. Both are a fascinating reads on how to record an album with a 17 piece orchestra on the cheap.
Chris mills reminds me most of Chris Stamey. Both are excellent singers, guitarists, and pop geniuses who can compose songs to fit any mood. The new record features Kelly Hogan, Nora O’Connor, Dave Max Crawford (from Poi Dog Pondering), Susan Voelz (from Giant Sand) and cellist Fred Lomberg-Holm. Chris Mills’ new disc, The Wall To Wall Sessions, comes out Oct 4 on Ernest Jenning Record Co. The label has just put up the song below as a teaser. I’m officially teased! Pre-order it here.