(Compass Records 2010)

PRODUCED BY LEE ALEXANDER

recorded and mixed at the coop, nyc by tom schick & lee alexander additional recording at the maidís room, nyc & exile recording, queens additional engineering by matt marinelli mastered by fred kevorkian, kevorkian mastering, nyc

 

GIRLS NEED ATTENTION
1. window
2. words
3. lost in your light
4. girls need attention
5. world we made
6. georgie
7. stained glass
8. sweet little sway
9. alexander’s black gt
10. wedding in cherokee county


RICHARD JULIAN guitars, vocals

Featuring: Lee Alexander, Nels Cline,
Sasha Dobson, Steve Elliot, Jolie Holland,
Tim Luntzel, Dan Rieser, Marcus Rojas,
Louis Schwadron, Dred Scott, & Doug Wieselman


all songs written by richard julian
©2010 slow new york music [bmi]
except "Wedding In Cherokee" by Randy Newman
jolie holland appears courtesy of anti-records
photography: juan patino
cover & design: frank olinsky www.frankolinsky.com

I am both thrilled and thankful to announce the release of my new album, Girls Need Attention, on Compass Records this coming May 4th, 

Given the state of the record industry, I am humbled by the selfless dedication of many people, including producer (-cum-racecar-driver) Lee Alexander, engineer Tom Schick, and my longstanding band: Dan Rieser, Tim Luntzel & Dred Scott, all of whom lent their enormous talents to a recording that began without any record company backing.  Not to get all weepy on you, but there are times in life when you are reminded who your friends are and, needless to say, I feel blessed.

We also had some brilliant accompaniment: Nels Cline (Wilco) on guitar, Jolie Holland on box fiddle, Sasha Dobson on vocals, Steve Elliot on guitar, Marcus Rojas on tuba, Louis Schwadron on french horn and Doug Wieselman on bass clarinet. And I was lucky to have the luxury of working at Norah Jones' home studio, for which I owe her big time.

(CLICK HERE TO SEE TODD CHALFANT'S BEAUTIFUL
PHOTO ESSAY OF THE RECORDING SESSIONS)


This is probably my most personal collection of songs to date and these musicians dug deep to help create the sort of raw dark elegance I was looking for.  I'm very proud of what we achieved together and hope you check it out.

Cheers,
Richard Julian

P.S.  The artwork and the T-shirts both rock!  Thank you Frank Olinsky and Juan Patino!
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