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Includes 12″ limited edition vinyl album with accompanying full length CD. Album will not be available for download or streaming.
Estimated shipping date: 8/12/16
ALONE TOGETHER FOREVER
“popsicles and sticky fingers / plastic swing-sets never splinter”
Alone Together Forever is the latest release from My New Mixtape (songwriter / producer Jarrett Nicolay). It’s also many other things… Heavy yet funny, cynical but nostalgic, cocky and defeated all at the same time. It is also a journey both personal and public. A letter to the editor. A true mixtape in every regard with the exception being that it was written and performed by only one artist… My New Mixtape.
“the aging gifted, the dirty dishes / a generation pixelated”
My New Mixtape sets out to make sense of the world we have all suddenly woken up in where everything is convenient but nothing seems easy. Taking on weighty topics while maintaining a pop filter, the songs employ tones and textures that spill over most existing musical boundaries. Venturing without apology into various combinations of acoustic / electronic / punk / alternative / protest / psychedelia / classic rock and more… My New Mixtape accurately mirrors the frenetic, overstimulated and ultra diverse times we live in.
“so fuck tradition and convention / it's just an antique store education”
Irreverence seems to come easy throughout the record with many songs engaging in the very topics you’re advised not to discuss in mixed company… Politics, religion, zombies etc. The very subject of casual conversation defines the Sgt. Pepper inspired “Small Talk”, a duet with Dan Miller (Lewis Del Mar) where the two singers soulfully spar a conversation about weather, sports and other things innocuous. Truly tired but inspired!
“i’m in line at the grocery store / my god they play such awful music here”
The many voices heard throughout the record are the final piece of the mixtape puzzle. From Brittany Jean Valint’s (Wall of Trophies) harmony on the anthemic “Eight Ball” to Nicolay’s own wife providing counter melody on the techno-phobic “Namesake Feature”, the songs each have their own color on the painters palette.
“and in the end it was all too much / to live alone with your love / but what we left was so much bigger than us”
The subject of mortality also rears its head throughout the record. The premature passing of a friend in the haunting “January” as well as the reflective tone of “And You And I” featuring guest vocalist Olivia Mancini (Astra Via) provide the record with an extra dose of gravity. The real takeaway though, is that life (and what you do with it) is still most important.