Self-Titled Debut Streaming With KCRW Today
Los Angeles Album Release Show 6/29 @ Bootleg Theater
Debut Self-Titled LP Out June 23 On Dine Alone Records
Photo credit: Patrick Gookin
Producer and musician Dan Molad aka CHIMNEY will release his debut self-titled LP, out June 23 on Dine Alone Records. Today, he has offered fans an advance stream of the album via KCRW. In celebration of this release, he will play a special album release show on June 29 at the Bootleg Theater. CHIMNEY previously premiered sentimental ballad “Little One” with Buzbands.LA – a homage to late childhood friend Harris Wittels who is best known for his work as a writer on The Sarah Silverman Program and a writer/director for Parks and Recreation. Prior, he released a psychedelic video for album single “Walk Don’t Run” and the upbeat “Copicat.
Dan Molad’s self recorded and produced breakout solo effort highlights his penchant for sonically adventurous melodies and harmonically complex layers, combined with a stark pop sensibility. The long-time drummer/producer for Lucius and producer for Pavo Pavo, San Fermin, Luke Temple, JD McPherson, Here We Go Magic, and many more, also co-wrote two songs for the Lucius-scored forthcoming film Band Aid starring Adam Pally, Zoe Lister-Jones, and Fred Armisen.
Throughout Lucius’ success, Molad found himself in a period of transition: moving from New York to L.A., dealing with relationship strife and the death of longtime friend, Parks And Recreation writer Harris Wittels. The songs on CHIMNEY have a cohesive darkness to them and their meaning spills out like a stream of consciousness. It’s something that speaks to Molad’s candor and approach: “All great records usually signify or are in someway connected to change. A new sound or a shift in sound, a shift in storytelling, a shift in storyteller. This is a record that began as a musical diary from the vantage point of a producer, an enabler, a sideman, the guy behind the guy or girls as it were. The songs are mostly stories about death and fear. I am not really a super dark guy, but I do think about death… inevitability as much, but probably more than the average person. But I also love comedy, and being funny is important to me. Speaking of change… I love my new home, Los Angeles.”#