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The Eerie Shore

by Globe Factory No. 23

Vivid, hook-filled, literate rock & roll built on a foundation of timeless musical roots.
Genre: Rock: American Underground
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1. Only Time Will Tell
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2. Nothing Left to Lose
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3. Tranquilo Joe
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4. A Beautiful Day
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5. Oh! Buffalo
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6. Mister Ego
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7. Theres a Hole
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8. The Best That It Gets
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9. Has to Be Done
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10. Where the Water Meets the Land
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
If you're adrift on roiling seas, a looming coastline doesn't necessarily promise safety. Suffused in an eerie haze, it can harbor inglorious ghosts, hidden perils and uncertain futures. Not too different from life in 21st century America, as presented by Rob Seidenberg on The Eerie Shore, the sixth release by Globe Factory No. 23.

A veteran record producer and record exec in Austin, TX, Seidenberg takes a long, hard look outward (at the country's careening geo-political landscape), inward (at life's sometimes-harsh/sometimes-joyful lessons) and how the twain ever do meet and influence each other. At times defiant and loud, at other moments moody and introspective, the album responds with vivid, hook-filled, literate rock & roll built on a foundation of timeless musical roots.

The title character of Tex-Mex rocker "Tranquilo Joe" feels none too welcome in the U.S. of A. The numbskull a.k.a. "Mister Ego" likes testing the bounds of his narcissism-fueled power. For the border-separated lovers of "Where the Water Meets the Land," the snaky Rio Grande river feels as oceanic as the Atlantic. And the album's everyday workers can either resign themselves to this new reality ("The Best That It Gets") or gird themselves to fight for what's right ("Has To Be Done").

It's not all glum and glummer. There's joy--of a still-promising life filled with adventure and surprises (the blue-collar epic "A Beautiful Day"). There's pride and hope ("Oh Buffalo," a paen to the reborn Rust Belt city). And there's a road-worn, damn-the-torpedos attitude of the 12-string-drenched "Nothing Left to Lose." But ultimately, as stated in the album's dubious lead-off track, "Only Time Will Tell."

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In the late 1800s, Globe Factory No. 23 in New York City was the leading producer of clear Havana cigars for the Seidenberg Cigar Co. Almost a century and a half later, Globe Factory No. 23 reemerged as the solo recording project of Rob Seidenberg, scion of the original cigar family.

The debut GF23 album, The Rut Not Taken, released in April, 2013, began as an outlet for some of the ideas Seidenberg developed while working with other artists as a producer, writer and record company exec. Before moving to Austin, the Buffalo born and bred Seidenberg spent many years in New York and Los Angeles, where he worked as president of Mammoth Records and a senior A&R man at Hollywood Records and Rykodisc. As an exec and/or producer, he has worked with, among others, Fastball, Cody Chesnutt’s band The Crosswalk, Colin Gilmore, Los Lobos, Amanda Shires and John Wesley Harding. In 2013, he founded the Fiesta Red Records label, which has released music by, among others, the Parson Red Heads, Full Service and Blank Slate and Lowe Country, an album of Nick Lowe compositions performed by the likes of Robert Ellis, Hayes Carll, Caitlin Rose and Ron Sexsmith.

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