New Private Window EP

by Ask For Joy

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I suppose it’s fair to say that the material on New Private Window tends to the seedier side: the lighter and darker sides of substance abuse; a couple’s murder-suicide; sexually suggestive expressions of love and desire. These are the types of thoughts, feelings and behaviors that one might want to keep hidden from friends or loved ones, tucked safely deep within the darkest reaches of the individual. New Private Window explores these stories often kept secret. The title refers to the option in modern Web browsers that starts an untracked session, leaving no search or site traces behind for others to discover. From the seductive entreaties of “Sugar Coma” to the desperate plea for life from the overdosing protagonist in “When Your Heart Stops Beating (An Amp of Epinephrine)”, New Private Window shines a light into a slightly darker corners of the mind: romance three ways, sensual (“Slow Kiss” and “I Shiver I Shake”), raunchy and coercive (“Cherry Popsicle”), and ill-fated (“Lovers Interred”); and acutely heightened sensations of another nature altogether (“Pinprick Eyes”). The music is my attempt to unite the pop songwriting influences and multipart harmonies I grew up with and the fuzzy, pitch-bent, all-enveloping guitar-driven sound that I love in post-punk music. Building up layers of guitar tracks, synthesizers, and thick choir-like background vocals gives the songs on the EP a sense of impenetrability and shelter from prying eyes (or ears)--in much the same way as, say, opening a private browser window would do.

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released March 4, 2016

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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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