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Jordan Galland Sets Album and Film Release

01/21/2010
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Jordan Galland, a New York based musician and filmmaker, will release his sophomore album entitled Search Party via Slush Puppy Music (Dopo Yume, Domino) on April 20, 2010 to coincide with the release of his debut feature film, Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Undead. A romantic comedy starring Jake Hoffman, Devon Aoki and Ralph Macchio, Undead explores the conspiracies and legends behind "Hamlet," The Holy Grail and some seriously sexy vampires.

Search Party similarly showcases Galland's knack for mixing genres and evoking the mood of another time in his music, while his modern narrative lyrics keep the listener in the present tense. "Like if Arcade Fire, Leonard Cohen and Rufus Wainwright were to all meet up for a swanky meal in a stylish, smoky jazz club" (Jack Pudwell, Subba Cultcha).

Search Party pulls from material written through the spring and summer of 2009, building upon Galland's solo debut Airbrush and a handful of material originally co-produced with Mark Ronson for the band Domino. The languid vocals and tongue-in-cheek lyrics that were so apparent on Airbrush are still a major part of Search Party, yet Galland expands a foundation inspired by the likes of Serge Gainsbourg, David Bowie and the Talking Heads with robust African beats, mangy T-Rex-style guitar and brassy horns.

With help from musicians David Muller (percussion, drums, bass, piano), and Sam Oatts (trumpet, flugelhorn), Galland takes on vocals, acoustic guitar, piano and keyboard. Galland previewed this new material at Canadian Music Week in March playing an acoustic concert with old band mates. While in Canada, he was simultaneously promoting a screening of Undead in Toronto and speaking on a panel about music developed for film and television (he's contributed music to The OC, CSI, motion picture 21 and countless others). Add it all up and you might event want to call him a Renaissance Man. For more information, visit www.jordangalland.com or www.myspace.com/galland.

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