Andrew Collberg "Dirty Wind" 7inch

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Bedroom pop prodigy Andrew Collberg expands with a looser, live sound on this new 7inch single. Collberg wrote the songs in the midst of lengthy travels but looked to improvisational collaboration when it came time to bring them to life.

Taken from Collberg’s forthcoming LP, “Dirty Wind” and “Back on the Shore” come from a pile of songs written while traveling Western America and Central Europe.

These are songs that do not belong in the hands of one man, but in a room where they’re able to breathe among many. Engineer Jim Waters (Sonic Youth, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, etc.) helped to create a vastness that reflects the true nature of these songs. Relying on Collberg’s natural talent, almost nothing on the record is planned out; it’s just five people in a room, a man behind the glass and some incredible songs.

Both sides are songs that explore the nature of travel, yearning and questions of identity. “Dirty Wind” is blues-based rock, a march of guitar riffs that set up Collberg’s catchy vocals. “Back on the Shore” is a slower, pensive showcase for Collberg’s melodic pop and masterful arrangements.

Born in Sweden, Collberg picked up the drums as a young child in New Zealand, but it wasn’t until moving to Tucson that his musical horizons began expanding. He began making home recordings at 14 and made his solo stage premier at 16.

Collberg has been recording and crafting pop songs in his bedrooms for over a decade now, with multiple releases to show for it. After making his international debut with last years On The Wreath (le Pop Musik), Collberg decided to step out of the bedroom, recruiting some of Tucson’s brightest musicians to realize his vision.

“Dirty Wind” / “Back on the Shore” is Collberg’s first 7inch and debut on Fort Lowell Records.

Previous Press Accolades for Andrew Collberg

“Andrew Collberg has released his second album, and it's a subtle killer, brainy and sophisticated, but never pretentious. - This is a terrific album in which you can immerse yourself, soaking up the melodies and Collberg's earnest upbeat sentiments.”
- Tucson Weekly

“For all the promise he showed on that self-titled album he dropped in 2006 - and we're talking some serious promise here -- there's not an expectation Andrew Collberg falls short of exceeding on his latest effort, On the Wreath.”
- Blurt


released January 31, 2012

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