Chandelier EP

by Ask For Joy

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Jesse Makes a convincing argument that pop hits sound better as shoegaze Favorite track: For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her.
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Okay. So here's the inevitable covers EP.

I grew up listening to a LOT of different music. My parents tell me that as an infant, I'd refuse to eat unless sung to. I'd hop around happily in my Jolly Jumper while watching Lawrence Welk. I listened to a lot of AM and FM radio in the 80s and fed myself on a steady diet of saccharine pop songs and gigantic, gloriously overproduced rock ballads. Then folk rock hit me pretty hard in my teens, I taught myself acoustic guitar, and I was all about Dylan in college. Now I do have to admit I came to shoegaze and dream pop pretty late in the game--surprise, surprise, Aaron's on the tail end of a Curve--but I come by it honestly and am happy that I found a style of music, heretofore unknown to me, where I heard a lot of what I was trying to do in my embryonic attempts at recording in my basement bedroom with my four-track recorder.

When I hear a song that I really like, one that connects with me, it locks itself in my brain in a way where it takes over everything. It's the only thing I'll sing in my head or hum as I'm walking around work or the house. It's also a pretty good indication that I'm going to cover it at some point. (Covering a track is also, coincidentally, a great excuse to procrastinate working on my new original tracks in the studio.) This is my tribute to music I love, music I wish I'd written, music that speaks to me, produced and performed with a sound I love and breathes new life into them. The songs span styles and decades, but they are all timeless. I hope I do them justice.

I seriously could release like four of these cover EPs a year.

It is recommend that this album be experienced with closed ear headphones.


released April 20, 2015

1 Who Do You Think You Are (The Fascinators, Passalaqua, 1959)
2 For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her (Simon and Garfunkel, Simon, 1966)
3 Circle Around The Sun (James Taylor/Traditional, 1968)
4 New Pony (Bob Dylan, 1978)
5 Take Me Home Tonight (Eddie Money, Leeson/Vale/Greenwich/Barry/Spector, 1986)
6 Seven Wonders (Fleetwood Mac, Nicks/Stewart, 1987)
7 Room At The Top (Tom Petty, 1991)



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Ask For Joy Austin, Texas

Aaron Rossetto is the songwriter, performer and producer behind Austin, Texas' Ask For Joy, whose layers of shimmering guitars, angelic vocals and expansive harmonies awash in reverb recall the fuzzy shoegaze of Slowdive and My Bloody Valentine, the Phil Spector songs of Jesus and Mary Chain, and the poppy, harmonic sensibilities of the Beach Boys. ... more

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