Video Premiere: Go Behind the Scenes w/Cult Hero Emitt Rhodes

Emitt Rhodes

First new album in 43 years arrives late next February: singer-songwriter and power pop fans salivate uncontrollably.

By Blurt Staff

And—as some great pop philosophers once intoned—we are ready for the final countdown. That would be a countdown to Feb. 26 and for Emitt Rhodes, whose first album in over four decades, Rainbow Ends, arrives that day via Omnivore. The man’s 1971 album Emitt Rhodes is rightly considered one of that era’s greatest, and although he followed it up two years later with Farewell to Paradise, he subsequently disappeared from public view, a victim of rotten deals and the vicissitudes of a tin-eared industry. The silence is about to end, however, and the BLURT readership gets to check out an exclusive behind-the-scenes preview of what went into the making of the pop recluse’s new album:

As previously noted in this space, for Rainbow Ends Rhodes is joined by special guests Roger Joseph Manning Jr. & Jason Falkner of Jellyfish, Nels Cline, Aimee Mann, Susanna Hoffs, Jon Brion, Bleu, and members of Brian Wilson’s band. Rhodes himself, apparently no stranger to understatement, commented, “I think that these guys are all wonderful players and there’s all sorts of interesting stuff… The music is very good on this record.”

Well, all right then! A PledgeMusic campaign is operative for pre-orders, with all the accompanying potential premiums. What are ya waiting for, folks?


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