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Escaping the Paparazzi

by eugene

Captivating harmonies, dimensional lyrics, raw stage energy if you get the chance to see them live, and pure spirit. Steve Fallon, legendary founder of Maxwell's, says, "There's nothing like them out there now."
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Tuesday
4:23 album only
2. Escaping the Paparazzi
3:28 album only
3. Save Me
3:48 album only
4. Go
3:41 album only
5. Footprints
3:34 album only


Album Notes
eugene is captivating harmonies, dimensional lyrics, raw stage energy and pure spirit. It's music everyone wants to hear.

Rooted in Hoboken, New Jersey, eugene is born and raised. When the gritty waterfront town began attracting artists and musicians, Dominick Della Fave, Jaime Della Fave, and Ed Smith were kids eating Sunday dinner at their Aunt Lena's table. Drew Berman has been made an honorary family member and Hobokenite.

Brother and sister, Dom and Jaime, and cousin Ed, gave eugene its start playing acoustically at local clubs. They did covers with a few originals thrown in. In a matter of months, they developed a loyal following who demanded more originals. Steady and powerful Drew Berman was added to the mix as drummer and the songs began to breathe as electric eugene was born.

"They have a huge following, not only because they're a great band, but because people have a good time at a eugene show", says Steve Fallon, the legendary founder of Maxwells. "There's nothing like them out there now. It's pop, it's rock and there is meaning behind the music and lyrics."

Known for their outstanding songwriting, entertaining and energetic shows, and rocking harmonies, eugene is impressing crowds wherever they play. They've played clubs in Boston, The 2004 and 2005 AIDS Walk New York in Central Park, several state festivals and benefit shows, and performed acoustically on live college radio stations, as well. Locally, eugene is a club favorite, playing many of Newyork's best venues with great success by selling their current EP and earning new admirers at clubs such as CBGBs, Baby Jupiter, Tribecca Rock Club, Mercury Lounge, Maxwells, Luna Lounge, Acme Underground, Continental, Elbow Room, The Whiskey Bar, The Wreck Room, The Sawmill, and Loop Lounge. At a Hoboken Music Festival, they shared the bill with Patti Smith and Ronnie Spector. They have also amazed audiences with acoustic versions of their songs and local open mic nights further expanding their fan base. eugene has had live shows broadcasted on internet radio stations to audiences and always receive positive responses.

On "Escaping the Paparazzi", their latest demo, the band takes their music to another level, capturing more of the raw energy that everyone has come to expect from their live shows. The band has matured while maintaining a hungry attitude and commitment necessary to make their mark. eugene's resiliency and extended time of popularity bring them to this point of readiness for a broader and larger stage.

eugene has taken the respect they have for the musicians that have come before them and turned it into their own sound that is destined to inspire others.



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Smart, thoughtful, power-pop with occasional psychedic edges
The five tracks on Escaping The Paparazzi showcase a band on the rise. Eugene sound like they came out of Massachusetts in the mid-nineties, even though they are from Hoboken. (Think a cooler version of Aurora Gory Alice - era Letters To Cleo, with a little Jonatha Brooke thrown in for good measure.) Go is an undeniably singable dose of acoustic power-pop and an obvious potential single, and Save Me is so anthemic, it nearly blasts you out of your seat. Tuesday starts off as a ballad before evolving into an all-out rocker. Both the title track and Footprints show a different, harder edged, slightly psychedelic side that suggests the band may be listening to everyone from U2, to the Who, to Jefferson Airplane to anything on any of the Nuggets box sets. In any case, this EP showcases a band with a great sound -- a sound too long absent from alt-rock and triple A radio. It should be noted that since the release of this CD, the band has gotten a new drummer and renamed themselves The Fave. Hopefully they will release new material soon. When they do, expect big things. Some label should really pick up and sign the Fave!