July 23, 2008 20:14
Fountains of Wayne guitarist for solo career
Jody Porter's first solo album out next month
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Fountains Of Wayne guitarist Jody Porter is gearing up for the release of his very first solo record, set to be released next month.
The album, which is entitled ‘Close To The Sun’ was recorded in New York and was produced by Porter himself, with Michael Tudor. The Strokes producer Gordon Raphael also contributed to the album, producing one song.
Porter has in the past collaborated with Albert Hammond, Jr., and it was his work on other people’s albums that inspired him to go it alone.
"’Close To the Sun’ is a collection of songs I wrote and recorded over the last few years, in between Fountains Of Wayne albums and tours. After working on my friends records (Albert Hammond, Jr., Juliana Hatfield), I decided it was time to put out my own. It was nice to be able to let this record come together gradually until I had the right songs to make sense together on one album," he said.
‘Close To The Sun’ comes out August 26. Porter has plans to tour the album in the fall, stayed tuned to NME.COM for details.
--By our New York staff.
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