Thursday, April 18, 2013

Daniel Pujol

Daniel is from Tennessee and his band Pujol is DANIEL PUJOL, DANIEL SEVERS, STEWART COPELAND & LEX BEARDEN. They took SXWX by storm last month with their music. Lets say Dan has a special way of getting back to Rock and Roll with that guitar of his. “The recording process reflects the material, it was basically done while hardcore-multitasking in between tours, school, previously booked sessions at Battletapes, and general life-madness. The process reflects the narrative and was recorded at the speed of my life, so it’s the immediate sound of something that really happened, it wasn’t made in a bubble, I can’t yet afford such luxurious suds. Ride the Tiger, Holy Diver.” Dan say about their latest EP.
Nasty, Brutish, and Short focuses on fragmentation, compartmentalization, and the idea of cultural maxims dominating the individual’s ability to vocalize and interact with the external world, essentially being forced into speaking, what PUJOL calls, the “loudest person’s language,” which “only resembles truth because a lot of people heard it simultaneously. I wanted to stab at making a narrative that would cyclically feed back into itself, oscillating between the individual’s and the cultural lexicon. I finally got to assemble those songs together on a single release.” All throughout this unapologetically from-the-hip release, PUJOL marries a lyric of intent to the tune of the uncontrollable variables of a life in what he describes as, “E-merican Realism” that is sure to ensnare fans of rock and roll, as well as Rockwell.-Amazon


Releasing a plethora of singles and cassettes over the past two years on Jack White's Third Man Records, Nashville's Infinity Cat Recordings and Turbo Time Records among others, PUJOL has now partnered with Omaha's Saddle Creek. Following the the critically praised Nasty, Brutish, and Short EP from last year, PUJOL finally has an official debut full-length ready for unveiling. UNITED STATES OF BEING continues on with PUJOL's doctrine of trying hard everyday and ventures lyrically to a place that most contemporaries fail to reach. Addressing the current status of twenty-somethings in America's present and capturing their shared dispositions, the album throws the brakes on "catharsis," and begs the listener to decide for themselves how to answer the robot's last question, "What is love?" With riff-oriented guitar playing reminiscent of greats like The Replacements and Beetlejuice-esque earworms, PUJOL now sits atop the fringes of the rock and roll and DIY vernacular.-Saddle Creek









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5 comments:

Cafe Fashionista said...

I have to check out his music like now. :)

ellie said...

I love that Jack White has helped him too.

lucy and sarah said...

Such a cool artist.

Sara Gerard said...

Hello adorable scruffy guy!

MOSAMUSE said...

nice!
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