Watch Peter Broderick's http://www.itstartshear.com Session - Album Out This Week
No, that's not a typo you see before you. Multi-instrumental folk singer Peter Broderick has indeed decided to call his latest album http://www.itstartshear.com. The long-awaited follow-up to 2008's quietly brilliant Home, http://www.itstartshear.com took three years to make and was produced by Nils Frahm, who Broderick says encouraged him "to explore a richer, wider sonic landscape".
So, what's with the album title then? Well, all is explained over at the website of the same name, which functions as an 'interactive liner note' - or, as the sometime Efterklang band member himself puts it:
...a place where all listeners, no matter what format they obtain the music in, can easily access all the lyrics and notes and visuals which are meant go along with the songs. And as a title, http://www.itstartshear.com serves the music well by automatically becoming a link any time the album is written about. A link to the place where people can learn all about the album, directly from the source. A link that is the album.
Each of the record's ten tracks has its own dedicated page, where you can listen along whilst perusing the nomadic singer's various jottings and observations. It's an interesting and well-executed concept that's worth checking out.
An added bonus comes in the form of the intimate session that surfaced earlier this week, and which you can now watch below. Broderick gives an up-close performance of several tracks from the LP in the Berlin studio where it was recorded. We've also posted the video for the album's slightly offbeat (sort of) title track. And if you'd prefer a more conventional means of listening, then TLOBF have an exclusive SoundCloud stream.