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8/28/2015
Static in Verona's third album "Odd Anthem" is out now and is available as name-your-price at Bandcamp and Noisetrade and also available on Soundcloud, iTunes, Spotify, Pandora and all other streaming/download services.

 

8/8/2015
Static in Verona is releasing it's third album "Odd Anthem" on August 28th. Songwriter Rob Merz decided to take a different approach and instead of meticulously writing then recording the music, he started with very loose ideas and then experimented with the structure and instrumentation in the studio. This creative freedom opened the door to many new sounds and unexpected twists that may not have happened otherwise. Merz also focused on keeping the collection concise, catchy and upbeat to further engage the listener.

 

7/25/2015
"Odd Anthem" is offically ready! Stay tuned for release information.

 

6/31/2015
In the process of finishing up the new Static in Verona album "Odd Anthem". Hopefully it will be out sometime
before the end of the summer. In the meantime, here's my picks for the
"Best Music of 2015 ... So Far":

1) Alabama Shakes- Sound & Color
2) The Helio Sequence
3) Andy Shauf- Bearer of Bad News
4) Dawes- All Your Favorite Bands
5) Cheerleader- Sunshine of Your Youth
6) Other Lives- Rituals
7) Young Buffalo- House
8) The Vaccines- English Graffiti
9) Courtney Barnett- Sometimes I Sit and Think ...
10) Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltin- The High Country

 

1/6/2015
I just realized as I upload my annual "Best Music" list that I have not updated this site in a while. That is not due to lack of hard work, I just have been much more active on Twitter in 2014 than anywhere else (follow me at @staticinverona). Speaking of hard work, I'm actually 70% done with the follow-up album to 2014's Everything You Knew Before You Knew Everything, which since it came out in March 2014 is practically old news by now (FYI: Its currently available for FREE on Bandcamp). The new album will have 9-10 songs on it and I hope to release it mid-summer 2015. Here's my picks for "Best Music of 2014":

1) Temples- Sun Structures
2) Beck- Morning Phase
3) Ages and Ages- Divisionary
4) Spoon- They Want My Soul
5) Interpol- El Pintor
6) Quiet Hounds- The Wild Hunt
7) Sturgill Simpson- Metamodern Sounds of Country Music
8) Alvvays
9) TV on the Radio- Seeds
10) G. Love & Special Sauce- Sugar

11) Damien Jurado- Brithers and Sisters
12) The Apache Relay
13) High/Low- Stuck in a Void
14) Thumpers- Galore
15) Literature- Chorus

 

4/1/2014
After 3+ years of writing, recording and mixing, Static in Verona's second full-length album "Everything You Knew Before You Knew Everything" is now available to purchase on iTunes and bandcamp.com.

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