Monday, June 27, 2022

PJ Western To Release Debut Album “Here I Go”

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PJ Western will release his debut album Here I Go on September 16th via New West Records. The 11-song set was produced & recorded by Gus Seyffert (Beck, Michael Kiwanuka) at Sargent Recorders in Los Angeles, CA. Here I Go features an incredible lineup of musicians who have helped bring to life albums by Beck, Leonard Cohen, Fruit Bats, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, and many more, as well as the critically acclaimed singer songwriter Bedouine on backing vocals. Hailing from Los Angeles, PJ Western’s tripped out pop-rock psychedelia evokes a haze of 60s AM radio as heard emanating from someone else’s car window. 

Today, Flood Magazine has shared the video for the first single “Blah Blah Blah,” which was directed by Serena Reynolds. Here I Go was created during the pandemic and Western says, “Can you recall the malaise of redundant actions as time seemingly slowed to a halt? This was the state of things for a few years all across the world. The farther away from normalcy we got, we found ourselves longing for that which was previously considered mundane. ‘Blah Blah Blah’ is about the desire to be bored at a party again. Not because we crave boredom, but because the privilege of being bored in an otherwise exciting setting is one we still hopefully deserve.” 

PJ Western has also announced a residency throughout July at the Silverlake Lounge in Los Angeles. In addition to being the first preview of the songs featured on Here I Go, the three performances will also be the first time PJ Western has performed live on stage. See all dates below. 

For more information about PJ Western, please read a piece written by Josh Malerman, the New York Times best-selling author of Bird Box and Daphne, below. 

PJ Western’s Here I Go will be available across digital platforms, on compact disc, and standard black vinyl. A limited to 1,500 Red Splatter Vinyl Edition will be available at Independent Retailers while a Red & White Splatter Vinyl Edition limited to 500 is available for pre-order NOW via NEW WEST RECORDS

PJ Western Here I Go Track Listing:

1. Here I Go
2. Hit Man
3. Waiting Around
4. Can’t Relax 
5. Human Machines
6. Long Time Coming 
7. Vast Sea 
8. Blah Blah Blah
9. Degenerate Friends
10. Good Time Guy
11. Chasing Me Away

PJ Western Live: 

July 12 – Los Angeles, CA – Silverlake Lounge  
July 19 – Los Angeles, CA – Silverlake Lounge 
July 26 – Los Angeles, CA – Silverlake Lounge  

Greg Kinne
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