Gloff was to re-emerge in 2000 with this album. His first album to be released on CD. His first album to feature a live drummer and a full band. His first album to come out of Tampa.
It is obvious Gloff is doing his damnest to shake himself from the ghosts of his past. The tuneful quirkiness of his home-recorded releases is replaced with an almost anonymous indie-rock sound. People from inside the Gloff camp remember that he was very insecure about some negative reviews of his music that focused on this voice. Gloff responded by writing all these songs in a key that was almost TOO low for him to sing in...
But despite the transitional nature of this album, many of the songs are dark and haunting. It's easy to get lost in the gorgeous wonder of "Infrawhite" or to feel the rage in "Johnny". You can hear a very disturbed person in these minor chord mini epics...
If you are looking for some intellectual moody music for a dark rainy night, perhaps you should check out Jeremy Gloff's SPIN GIRL SPIN.
JEREMY GLOFF BIOGRAPHY:
Jeremy Gloff is an independent performer who has self-released fourteen albums since 1993. Born in western New York in 1975 to a family rife with alcoholism and mental illness, Gloff found solace in music at a young age. While most boys were collecting action figures, Gloff immersed himself in the music of Madonna, Stevie Nicks, and many other flashy icons from the 70s and 80s.
Gloffâ€™s first album was the rough home-recorded True Stories, issued in 1993 at eighteen years of age. While this cassette release was light years away from the mature songcraft of his later work, the passion of Gloffâ€™s delivery was evident from the first song. During the mid-1990s Gloff moved frequently, living in Buffalo, Pittsburgh, and Atlanta. While publicly acknowledging depression and addiction, Gloff continued to release a string of cassettes, each showcasing a personal and musical evolution. Between the years of 1995 and 1998, Gloff issued an astonishing seven albums. 1998â€™s Jeremy Gloff was the first Gloff album to be recorded professionally and released on CD.
In 1999 Jeremy Gloff relocated to Tampa and began recording for the first time with a full band. The ensuing release, 2000â€™s indie-rock inspired Spin Girl Spin, was Gloffâ€™s most successful recording to date. Gloff was voted by the Weekly Planet as Tampaâ€™s â€œBest Singer/Songwriter,â€ and many of Spin Girl Spinâ€™s tracks appeared on compilations and college airplay charts. Momentum continued to grow when tracks from 2001â€™s America Is Lonely Tonight were featured, along with a cameo from Gloff himself, in the documentary Hooked. Although 2003â€™s critically acclaimed Romantico was Gloffâ€™s most polished work yet, personal issues prevented the album from being promoted properly. In 2004 Gloff began work on a new album then shelved the project midway to record and release the shockingly personal Orange Songs. After a low key west coast tour to promote the album, Gloff took the remainder of 2004 and all of 2005 off.
Jeremy Gloff re-emerges in 2006 with Nowâ€™s The Right Time To Feel Good, a watershed release from a performer who has been around the block and has a lot of stories to tell about it. Itâ€™s always been difficult to describe and categorize Gloffâ€™s music. Itâ€™s abstract yet very familiar. Itâ€™s as accessible and catchy as it is edgy and artsy. Jeremy Gloff is one of those rare artists with a voice and sound that is distinctly his own. And with this new album, it seems Gloff has taken complete ownership of this legacy. If you are lucky you will catch Gloff on his next tour, with his guitar, keyboard, drum machine, heart-on-his-sleeve, and feet off the ground. Perhaps the best way to describe Gloff is as a modern day Elton John. Emotional. Intelligent. Flamboyant. Unpretentious. Earthy. Flashy. Complete. Jeremy Gloff is a man on the rise.
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2. Animal Behavior
3. Hallway Girl
6. Breaking Breaking
8. Icecream Headache
9. This Woman Bleeds
10. Magicmarker Intelligence
11. The Swing
12. Letter To Evan
13. Booker's Lullaby
14. In Heat