Iíll be playing solo acoustic (as Only Son) opening two shows for my pal and fellow Moldy Peach Kimya Dawson:
Sunday, July 8th tickets
The Beverly Lounge
Thursday, July 12th (w/ Queer Choir) tickets
*photo circa 2000 during the recording of the Moldy Peaches album 🍑
The new self-titled Only Son album is now available on H.O.T. Records, Ltd.! It has ten new songs, including many that appear in new episodes of my comedy web-series, :DRYVRS. It was co-produced by Jonathan Bates (Big Black Delta), has guest appearances by Nick Valensi (The Strokes), Binki Shapiro (Little Joy), and cover art courtesy of legendary NYC graffiti artist SP.ONE (aka Greg Lamarche). I couldnít be happier with how it turned out and am excited for you all to give it a listen...
Buy it, stream it, play it loud!
I recently acted and sang in "Wanderland", an indie feature written and directed by Josh Klausner. I went to the premiere at the Hamptons International Film Festival and am happy to announce that it won a prize there! The ensemble cast is incredible and the end result turned out even better than I'd imagined... There are few sounds sweeter than an entire movie theater laughing together at something you said. It should be coming to audiences sometime in the near future. More details coming soon...
"Adam Greenís Aladdin" is out and available for your viewing pleasure! This is a truly unique take on the classic tale that features entirely handmade papier machť sets, props and costumes. I play dual roles as both "Uncle Gary" and "The Sultan", alongside Natasha Lyonne, Macaulay Culkin, Alia Shawkat, Devendra Banhart, Andrew VanWyngarden, ZoŽ Kravitz and many more of my favorite actors and musicians. There has never been another film like this one - check it out! You can watch the trailer here.
Comedians Jena Friedman and Greg Barris put on a wondeful benefit at Irving Plaza, NYC to help Doctors Without Borders in their fight against the spread of Ebola. In addition to performances by David Cross, Fred Armisen, Janeane Garofolo, Jim Gaffigan, Ira Glass, Cass McCombs and Ted Leo (whew!) Regina and I played a brand new duet entitled "Party Upstairs". You can watch a video that someone captured from the audience here
I was lucky enough to collaborate on a graffiti mural with my old friend Vor 138 at this year's O+ Festival in Kingston, NY. This is one of the most important, forward-thinking (and fun!) events around. Musicians and artists gather every October to perform and create public art in exchange for free medical sevices from local doctors, dentists and other health care professionals. A bunch of good peeps taking matters into their own hands. Bravo and see you there next year!
I had the honor of playing (bass, of all things) alongside Dhani Harrison, Big Black Delta's Jon Bates and Matt Romano at Lincoln Center's event honoring Stella McCartney and her work advocating for women. The evening was hosted by Chelsea Handler and featured Jerry Seinfeld interviewing Stella onstage. As a last minute surprise, we played "Live and Let Die" accompanied by a 30 piece brass band with Sir Paul McCartney clapping along in the audience (!?!?!?!!). So yeah, no big deal ;) You can watch a little clip here.
In 2010, Peter Gabriel covered Regina Spektor's "Apres Moi" for his "Scratch My Back" album, on which he recorded songs by contemporary musicians he likes. In 2013, those musicians returned the favor on "And I'll Scratch Yours", interpreting songs from his vast catalogue. I'm proud to have had the privilege of co-producing and singing on "Blood of Eden" with Regina. This has always been one of my favorite Peter Gabriel songs. You can listen here!