Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Georgie James: New song from NPR's Project Song

Georgie James
[Photo Credit: Kirk Harrington]

Myspace // "Monument" [Video]

Georgie James was featured on NPR's All Things Considered this week. As the second installment in the Project Song challenge, the power pop group was given two full days in the studio with a whole host of instruments to craft an original song that matched a photograph and a phrase of their choosing.

Their inspiration? A picture of a bare room with a pile of books in the middle from famed New York photographer Phil Toledano and the phrase "Something Joyful." The result? "Monument," an infectious toe tapper that evokes the sunny and innocent pop and r&b of the early 60s. Although the song could stand to be remastered, I would love it if "Monument" found its way to a proper release someday. So make sure to obnoxiously request it a bunch of times at Georgie James' New Year's Eve performance at the Rock n Roll Hotel in DC... it can't hurt the cause, I think.


Blogger Ryan of the RSL blog said...

Thanks for posting this Beth! What a great project... I just met John and Laura when they played in Boston recently at Great Scott. They are definitely one of my favorite bands right now. I have been listening to Places since June and it's clearly one of the best albums of 2007! Georgie James are great.

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