Lisa Germano Hitting The Road With Radiohead's Phil Selway
Magic Neighbor, her eighth album was recorded by Jamie Camdiloro at his home in Los Angeles, produced by Germano. Magic Neighbor is her third release on Young God Records.
Lisa Germano began releasing her music in the 90's, first on Capitol Records, and then through the legendary 4AD imprint. Notable among them were the fantastic Geek, The Girl, and Excerpts From A Love Circus.
These records created a very special "antique," lost carnival atmosphere - extremely personal, simultaneously self-effacing and confrontational missives of emotional damage and impossible love. Right from the start, she received considerable critical acclaim in publications ranging from the most esoteric fanzines to the likes of Spin, Rolling Stone, etc. Lisa became the gold standard for individualistic songstresses and just about every original new female voice that appears winds up compared to her.
With the demise of 4AD, Lisa moved to a new label and unleashed the absolutely beautiful and wrenching audio journey Lullaby For Liquid Pig, featuring woozy paeans to alcohol, fantasy landscapes and out-of-focus dreams. Unfortunately this record company shut its doors just weeks after the album came out and it went out-of-print until its 2007 re-release as a deluxe 2 CD set. In 2005, Lisa found a safe haven at Young God Records and released the utterly stunning In The Maybe World.
Her side projects/collaborations continue to keep her busy in between her own releases: Seven Worlds Collide is a double CD (benefitting Oxfam) helmed by Crowded House's Neil Finn and also featuring Jeff Tweedy, Johnny Marr, Radiohead's Phil Selway and KT Dunstall among others; the group Pucifer led by Maynard Keenan (Tool); recording and touring with "infinite guitarist" Michael Brook; the album OP8 (with Giant Sand and Calexico) in which she is the featured singer; diverse side-person stints with David Bowie, Neil Finn, John Mellencamp, Simple Minds, Iggy Pop, and Sheryl Crow to name a few.
27/03/10 : Spazio 211 - Torino