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by Empty City Squares

An Architect's home grown album of original music rooted in the pop/rock styles of the 60s and 70s, Drawing on everything from roots rock to psychedelia to glam.
Genre: Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Neighborhood Van Gogh
5:07 $0.50
2. A Big Sunset
4:25 $0.50
3. Campaign Song
4:11 $0.50
4. Overly Sentimental
4:04 $0.50
5. Sometimes You Need to Look Back (When You Look Ahead)
4:48 $0.50
6. A Conversation with the Sun
4:20 $0.50
7. Just Play
4:23 $0.50
8. Slip into a Daydream
5:29 $0.50
9. My Name Is Nobody
5:26 $0.50
10. The Promised Land
5:31 $0.50
11. Nothing Got in the Way
4:16 $0.50
12. A Whisper in the Wind
4:18 $0.50
13. It's Your Day
5:02 $0.50
14. Talk About the Weather
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Album Notes
"337" is the second album from Empty City Squares, a mostly solo project from the multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter John Fotiadis ("Yanni" to his friends).

The 14 tracks were written all over the world and recorded in a nearly soundproof New Jersey basement over the last seven years. This is a collection heavy on melody-drenched rockers, most guitar-driven, a few of them led by piano, with lyrics that describe a sardonic, sometimes alienated worldview that occasionally reveals the optimist within. When the tempo slows, an Aegean sensibility shines through. Bringing the variety into a coherent whole is a theme familiar to anyone with an artistic sensibility who has also had to put food on the table. The road is hard but the journey is worth it, or so we keep telling ourselves.

“337" offers riff-based uptempo songs easy to love on first listen and more ambitious pop productions that could rank among your favorites once they've sunk in. Fans of rock's classic period (The Beatles, The Kinks, The Small Faces, The Who, T-Rex, Bowie) and the acts who came along later to put their own spins on that tradition (Oasis, Blur, Field Music, late-period Elliott Smith) should feel at home here.

All the songs here are written, arranged, engineered, and produced by John Fotiadis. He couldn't have done it without his trusty Tele’s, Epiphone Casino, Rickenbacker 330, Les Paul, a J200 acoustic, 4001v63 Rickenbacker bass, Roland XP80 and his Mapex kit. "337" was painstakingly assembled in a home-built studio affectionately known as Yanni Road during his hours away from work, thanks to a Protools rig running on an ancient Mac Quad and other outboard gear.

The album is dedicated to all the beautiful weirdos, from Zeno to the genius down the block who never quite got it together. Take from these songs what you will —meaning, solace, medication, or just a melody line that will get stuck in your head for days.

John is an architect by day. (Contrary to recent media reports, he has not "disappeared"). When not designing buildings, he has written and recorded music for independent films, theatrical productions, television and podcasts, most notably "Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast."
Thanks for giving "337" a listen.

All music written, arranged, performed, engineered, and produced by John Fotiadis
Mastering by LANDR
Copyright 2012-2019 © John Fotiadis
All Rights Reserved Wolrldwide



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