In a shocking turn of events, Daniel Romano has decided to give you exactly what you asked for–– He and his unparalleled live band, The Outfit, have decided that you deserved it, that it is in fact already yours––and they want to say “you’re welcome.” The record is called “OKAY WOW”. Which is probably what you’ll say when you listen to it. It’s all your favourite songs except superior in every way to the versions you’ve exhausted. “OKAY WOW” also features several rarities previously heard only on two albums which received brief, momentary release via Bandcamp before being deleted forever. “OKAY WOW” was RECORDED LIVE by Kenneth Roy Meehan the 1st while on tour across Scandinavia.
‘A Flower That Wouldn’t Bloom’ is the third offering from Daniel Romano’s flower pop super group ‘Ancient Shapes’. It is the perfect amalgamation of two recording sessions that took place almost a year apart” in essence this is the greatest hits compilation of those sessions. Ancient Shapes have been called ‘the best band since computers’ and also ‘incredibly good as hell’. Inside this heated material you will find such subjects as sadness, happiness, loneliness, togetherness, longing, acceptance, colonial guilt complexes and home town optimism. There was the first one, and everyone seemed to like that, and the second one people liked too’ this is the third one. Odds are good.
‘Silent Rave’ is a collection of raw, lucid poems, exploring various crevasses of love, the natural world, and also more love. Daniel Romano shrieks with immediacy as he never has in his other endeavors, running through the bubble gum power pop landscape he creates for these recordings. Daniel Romano’s Ancient Shapes make music with an urgency that can only be described as punk.
Modern Pressure is solo album number seven for this prolific artist. And for the most part, no two albums sound the same. He has also been in a number of bands (Attack in Black; Daniel, Fred & Julie) as well as recording under a pseudonym, Ancient Shapes. Modern Pressure was recorded in a cabin in Finnsäs, Sweden, with some additional work in Toronto. Romano produced the album, with engineering by long time collaborator, Kenneth Meehan. But otherwise, Romano is responsible for everything you hear.