JOEY SWEENEY’S LONG HAIR PREMIERES AS FULL ALBUM STREAM ON EMUSIC TODAY
New album available digitally everywhere today; plus, new fiction available at The Head & The Hand
Link: STREAM LONG HAIR ON EMUSIC
Link: READ “BOB MARLEY: THE DELAWARE YEARS” AT THE HEAD & THE HAND
"Long Hair is rich and warm and as familiar and dense with detail as a dogeared novel." — J. Edward Keyes, eMusic
It is not a stretch to say that Joey Sweeney is having a big, bustling autumn 2013. Hot off the heels of curating the 215 Festival, Philly’s raucous literature and music festival, Sweeney debuts two new projects today: A new album, Long Hair, and after 15 years as a cultural critic of note, his first-ever published work of short fiction.
Long Hair is released today by the eclectic La Société Expéditionnaire imprint (home and spawning pool of Lewis & Clarke, Judson Claiborne, Strand of Oaks, Arc In Round) in collaboration with BITBY Records & Tapes - the first bearing his name since The Trouble With Sweeney’s Fishtown Briefcase in 2004.
Long Hair is a Laurel Canyon-inflected singer/songwriter record for sure, but it’s also a party of unlikely collaborators: Grammy award-winning salsa/tropical producer Aaron ‘Luis’ Levinson mans the controls, and mindbending rapper/producer Lushlife (aka Raj Haldar) penned string arrangements for the string trio that appears on the record.
Meanwhile, Sweeney also debuts today “Bob Marley: The Delaware Years,” a new work of short fiction via Philadelphia’s The Head & The Hand Press; set in suburban Wilmington, DE, the piece is the first chapter of a forthcoming novel by Sweeney. It’s made available as a digital short (available as both an online read and download), with a physical edition/chapbook to published as part of Head & Hand’s forthcoming chapbook series in December.
Vinyl for Long Hair drops in December as well; live dates from Sweeney are forthcoming, and he is available for interviews.