out from the Fountain…
By Blurt Staff
Fountains of Wayne guitarist Jody Porter is set to release
his first solo record via itunes on August 26, 2008. Entitled Close to the
Sun, the album is made up of 12 original songs that were recorded in New York and produced by
Porter and Michael Tudor. Strokes producer Gordon Raphael also produced one
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,” says Porter .
“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.”
The songs bridge the
gap between the atmospherics of Porter’s first band, The Belltower, with the
more guitar-driven power pop of his work in Fountains of Wayne. A US tour in the
fall is being scheduled.