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David Gergen to Play Viper Room Acoustic Lounge
Monday February 7th
The Viper Room Acoustic Lounge
8852 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA
Show: 9:30 PM
$10/$8 with flyer
West Hollywood, CA (January 5, 2011) — lf the work David Gergen has done on his latest self-produced album, The Nearer it Was...The Farther It Became, is any indication of the passion and energy ready to burst out of him, then his live show will be something to behold. Audiences will have the chance to see Gergen play his genre-bending acoustic indie rock at the Viper Room’s Acoustic Lounge on February 7th.
David Gergen takes acoustic indie rock places it rarely goes, especially on one record. Bending ambience on “Seven Miles to Sunset” and “Well Wisher, throbbing electronics on “Ore De Electro,” along with bluesy slide guitar on “The Streets I’m Walking,” there’s a taste of everything on Gergen’s latest solo release, The Nearer it Was...The Farther It Became, out January 18th. The songs paint portraits of soul-searching individuals that travel through the misty field of electronics, folk-rock and pop sensibilities by way of a gripping story. His voice, though consistently deep and resonant evokes Nick Cave, Nick Drake and Leonard Cohen by turns.
At the core of the various styles on The Nearer It Was... The Farther It Became is the chugging heart of an endearingly earnest craftsman. For this album, as with the previous three solo albums he’s created over the last fifteen years, Gergen, did all of the work himself. His home studio, once his living room, is where he brings all of the elements together. When you have complete artistic control, “You can take it as far as you want; it’s more about restraint and to keep some air in the recording so it breathes,” says Gergen. The album does breathe, with inspiration, carefully crafted atmosphere and the hard work of an artist who doesn’t compromise his vision.
Praise for David Gergen
Feature: Find out which artists inspired David Gergen and why! "...you’ll get is a sound purely his, entirely untouched by any outside influence." --Magnet Magazine
“CD REVIEW: David Gergen” --Cyrus Rhodes--Indie Music Digest
"David Gergen breaks ground"
"These songs represent an acoustic melancholy with songs of love, death and pain. David has an incredible voice which conveys true feeling and his guitar playing adds a conviction which coincides nicely with these tracks."--Santa Cruz--Good Times
“Sitting Chair feature artist interview.” --Vents Magazine
Review of The Nearer It Was....The Farther It Became "One track, “Thru a Fairy’s White Cloud”, sounds like Nick Drake if the guy ever went electric (and remarkably creepier). Piercing electric guitar notes rip through a beautiful acoustic chord progression on top of gruff vocals." --Ted Maider, Consequence of Sound
"His voice, though consistently deep and resonant evokes the spirits of Nick Cave, Nick Drake and Leonard Cohen." --Mad Mackerel
MP3: The Streets I'm Walkin' --dasklienicum
Weekend Playlist --The Music File
“David Gergen writes songs like the mountains make trees: natural, organic, as old as time and as beautiful as the autumn change.” --Writer, The Midnight Cafe
"The Nearer It Was The Farther It Became contains ten immediately likable- if melancholic tunes, every one a winner. All the memorable melodies are tight and precise, but flexible when they need to be. Gergen has a fine modern realization of the same honest singing and playing that typifies the singer/song writers of the folk rock scene. Informed by a solid knowledge of pop music and its traditions Gergen doesn’t sound like he’s intestinally trying to imitate anybody and the infectious songs are to die for.There are all sorts of elements in the mix but they’re very subtle, which makes for a newly filtered original sound that sets the stylish pace of the whole album."
"The Nearer It Was The Farther It Became contains ten immediately likable if melancholy tunes, every one a winner." --Phil Rainone, Jersey Beat
The Nearer It Was The Farther It Became shows off the growth in his songwriting, drawing from his influences (Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Wilco)." --JP’s Music Blog