Michael Burgin | The Gadfly

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The Gadfly

by Michael Burgin

DC's post-hardcore and punk meets Nashville's outlaw country.
Genre: Rock: Punk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Intrada
1:19 $0.99
2. Chapter 13
3:11 $0.99
3. The Gap owns Hot Topic
2:32 $0.99
4. Stockholm Nation
3:48 $0.99
5. Power Ballad Part Two (Sour Grapes)
0:36 $0.99
6. Cure-all
3:07 $0.99
7. The Sevice Industry Blues
2:45 $0.99
8. Oh, Holy Television
2:25 $0.99
9. Muse Sick
2:23 $0.99
10. Michael Burgin (1986 - 2006) RIP
2:57 $0.99
11. Power Ballad Part One (High Ratings)
2:46 $0.99
12. I Take it all Back
4:26 $0.99
13. Indie is Dead
4:52 $0.99
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Album Notes
DC's meets Nashville in Asheville!

Michael Burgin (the Icarus Construct) is a singer songwriter like you have never heard. Strong hooks and melody carry a highly politicized message and his bold experimental sound.

Burgin's debut 'the gadfly' is not for the casual rock fan, at times its sound is a tasteful brand of country for the rebellious and disenfranchised, other times it's punk rock for the intellectual and politically motivated, and occasionally it's even nostalgic, introspective and reflective.

Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of Burgin’s sound is the undeniable experimental edge he brings to acoustic music. The minimalist production, his country-punk arrangements, and his aggressive vocal style are surprisingly effective and well blended into an accessible yet experimental rock format.

Perfect if you're a fan of: Fugazi, Johnny Cash, Cursive, Against Me!, Jawbox, The White Octave



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Congratulations on GrIndie Award
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Excellent politically-charged CD
“The Gadfly” by Michael Burgin delivers an eclectic and highly experimental brand of rock. The lyrically weighty “Chapter 13” represents a strong acoustic effort infused with fervent emotion and very effective vocals as it tackles the issue of death and meaning. Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of this CD is its very purposeful, nostalgic, political, and unrefined lyrics. “Oh, Holy Television” is another stand-out track that demonstrates this with lyrics that are relevant and spiced with a nice dose of cynicism. Overall, this CD offers songs that are for the thinking-person, songs that exude warmth through minimal production, and most importantly, songs that defy the boundaries of traditional rock and enters the creative realm of experimentation.