R. Clancy | Give up Your Salt

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Give up Your Salt

by R. Clancy

Indie rock driven by melodic electric guitar lines, propulsive drumming, and emotive lyrics and vocals.
Genre: Rock: 90's Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Sweetly
3:12 album only
2. Once a Day
3:49 album only
3. Losing Steam
5:48 album only
4. Do You Feel
4:30 album only
5. Gravity
4:57 album only
6. Race to the Middle
4:23 album only
7. I May Be Young
3:43 album only
8. Love to Share
3:31 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes

For Helena, Montana-based Regan, “R.,” Clancy, songs come first. Growing up in a house filled with the sounds of the Beatles and Van Morrison, his love for aching lyrics set to well-crafted melodies was cemented at a young age. From the moment he picked up a guitar at age sixteen, Clancy’s intent was to create his own musical compositions, and he has followed that desire ever since. Having honed his writing skills over fifteen years as front man for numerous bands and as a solo artist, Clancy draws from a deep well of influences to compose songs that are honest and inviting in a style that is wholly his own.

His latest release, “Give Up Your Salt,” finds Clancy indulging in his love for energetic electric guitar-driven indie rock in the vein of experimental bands such as Broken Social Scene, Wilco, and Nada Surf. The album was self-recorded at home and in friend’s studios and features Clancy playing the majority of instruments. Despite the solo artist billing, however, longtime musical collaborators give the songs on “Give Up Your Salt” the full band treatment with propulsive drumming from Jon Anderson, ethereal harmonies sung by Jennifer Murphy, multi-instrumentalist Joshua Loveland’s pedal steel, keyboards and one-man horn section, as well as Ryan Rebo’s fuzzed-out bass guitar, and distorted keyboards by Lenny Eckhardt. At the core of these ambitiously dense compositions is Clancy’s poetic observation of the human experience. These eight songs catalogue a wide range of emotions from the bewilderment at a friend’s coldness on “Sweetly,” to the narrator’s anger on “Race to the Middle”, to the pure delight in the transportive power of songs found on “Do You Feel.” The collection invites a second and third listen, best served loudly.

“Give Up Your Salt” is R. Clancy’s first release under his own name. He is currently working on a full-length record and is playing concerts around Montana as a solo performer and as singer/bassist with Hard Hugs, a synth-punk-disco group from Helena.



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