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Listen to “Leave it Alone” by Jason Kaminski

To celebrate Joe Meno’s Book of Extraordinary Tragedies and its close connection to music, we’ve asked five critically-acclaimed musicians and composers to create new musical compositions based on individual sections of the book.

Our second song comes from incredible indie talent Jason Kaminski. Jason is a singer/songwriter from Cleveland who has released 3 full length albums since 2013. The most recent, “Until Tomorrow”, was released by Head2Wall Records in 2020 and there is a forthcoming full length due to drop late 2022/early 2023 on the same label. Blending mellow vibes with heartfelt lyrics, Jason’s music is reminiscent of past songwriters like Elliott Smith and Jason Molina, yet still brings a personal accent that is instantly recognized as his own. His music can be heard at https://jasonkaminskimusic.bandcamp.com/album/until-tomorrow

Jason’s song, “Leave It Alone”, captures Aleks’ relationship with his family and the complicated sense of fate he wrestles with as he cares for his niece Jazzy, who also suffers from hearing loss. It perfectly depicts the need to make the most of what you can, ignoring all the obstacles that appear in your way.

Jason will be appearing with Joe Meno in Cleveland Heights at Mac’s Backs to debut the song live on Thursday, September 22nd. Listen to “Leave it Alone” here:

Or download the song here:

“Evergreen Park” by Elia Einhorn

First up is the incredible Elia Einhorn, a Webby award-winning music podcast host and an Audie award-winning recording engineer. He is a host and producer for Sonos Radio, Pitchfork Radio and TV, and special Talkhouse podcasts. Elia was frontman of the critically acclaimed indie-punk band The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir (Bloodshot Records) and is the songwriter/producer for the new collaborations-based project Fashion Brigade which features work with Shamir, Exene Cervenka of X, and members of LCD Soundsystem, Frankie Cosmos, Phosphorescent and more. His music has been heard on TV shows such as Gossip Girl and The OC, on networks like Nickelodeon and Comedy Central, and in Off Broadway musicals in Times Square. Elia hosts the Brooklyn-based Brit music dance night ‘This Is Britain!’ which has seen guest DJ sets from members of The Smiths, Battles, Vagabon, Japanese Breakfast and Savages. He is the editor of Sober 21, a zine for recovering musicians released by The Creative Independent. Elia studied under Terry Riley, and once starred in a Belle & Sebastian video. Follow his antics on Instagram at @eliaeinhorn and at https://fashionbrigade.bandcamp.com

His track for this project is “Evergreen Park,” named after the neighborhood where the narrator, Aleks, a twenty-year-old former classical music prodigy, lives while facing the challenges of hearing loss and supporting his family. It’s a perfect introduction to Aleks and the entire world of the story.

Listen here:

Or download the song here:

Posted: Sep 14, 2022

Category: News