Brook Pridemore releases video and single "Listening to TPM," featuring Joe Michelini, of River City Extension

Top Quote Brooklyn based songwriter Brook Pridemore has released the second video off his soon to be released album Gory Details. End Quote
  • New York, NY (1888PressRelease) April 23, 2013 - Brooklyn based eponymously named three piece indie punk act Brook Pridemore today releases the second single "Listening to TPM," off his forthcoming fifth studio release "Gory Details." The track features vocals by Joe Michelini of River City Extension, as well as Matt Colbourn, from Kung Fu Crimewave.

    The song itself was inspired by and serves as a fitting ode to Pridemore's relationship with many of his favorite area artists, including Thomas Patrick McGuire and River City Extension.

    Pridemore explains "My songs are all, to some degree, about celebrating community. I've always found myself drawn to songwriters who are at each others' shows, being a part of things. Thomas Patrick Maguire is exemplary in that regard. His small, melancholy songs belie his larger than life personality, boisterousness and enthusiasm in real life. TPM and I were fans of each other for a long time, before we even became friends."

    This relationship is much like that between Pridemore and Joe Michilini of River City Extension, so inviting him to collaborate on the track, and later appear in the video was a no brainer. The final pieces of Listening to TPM came together at the Stone Pony, where Pridemore had opened for RCE at the legendary Stone Pony in Asbury Park. "A mutual friend of mine and Joe's turned to me and said"I think Joe was listening to a lot of your music, when he wrote this," Pridemore explains. "I'd had the bare bones of what would become "Listening to TPM," for a few months, but didn't know how to finish it," Pridemore returned home and hammered out Listening to TPM, "my version of "Friends and Family." It's all about community. We are all in this, together," he explains.

    Pridemore will be supporting Connecticut's The Proud Flesh at their cd release on 4/28 at The Rockshop in Brooklyn, New York.

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