Everyone agrees The Daily Pravda has a David Bowie fetish. It’s not just Bowie’s sound, but his fearless artistic heart Pravda digs. On the new album “Columbia,” the quintet roams dozens of dark spaces: the heroin-age alleys of New York and Berlin, the post-punk dives of Manchester, England, Seattle and Cambridge and outer space (check out the jaunty “The Race to Space”). On the top track “Like a Sister,” the band treks through each spot in a single song. - Jed Gottlieb, Boston Herald
"That [Bowie influence] touchstone shows up right off the bat on “Columbia” with the theatrical rock flair of “I Can’t Take You Home” — particularly in Jackel’s vocal delivery and the mournful saxophone lead throughout. “Your Heart Is Boring” jumps ahead to the glam revival of the ’90s, channeling the epic melodramas of Brit-rock crooners Suede. “Wish You Were Her,” the album’s standout, sidesteps to Manchester for a Stone Roses-style guitar freakout from guitarist Adam Anderson, and a decidedly brothers Gallagher vocal delivery. In short, for fans waiting for the wheel of nostalgia to spin back round to Cool Britannia, it’s been going on under your nose this whole time in the clubs of Boston." - Luke O'Neil, Boston Globe
released 05 November 2013
All songs by The Daily Pravda
Adam Anderson: guitar, synthesizers
David Jackel: vocals
Mike Gonzales: bass guitar, upright bass
Ken Marcou: drums
Tom Roppelt: synthesizers, vocals, guitar, percussion, clarinet, saxophone, ukulele, glockenspiel, sequencing, melodica, sleigh bells, upright piano, hand claps
Ben Anderson: synthesizers
Josh Kantor: piano, accordion
Recorded by Dan Gonzales, Mike Quinn and The Daily Pravda at Q Division and the Moontower in Somerville MA, 1867 in Chelsea MA, Esthudio in Brighton MA, and Studio coBRANDiT in Allston MA. Mixed and mastered by Mike Quinn at the Moontower.
Thank you to all involved in recording this album for your tireless work and inexhaustible patience; to those in the Boston music scene and beyond whose support has sustained us over the years, you have our enduring gratitude.
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