When There Was Something Wrong with You
New York-based indie singer/songwriter Alan Semerdjian has quieted down considerably since his days fronting the sonic alt-pop outfit Surreal. Although the driving grooves and swirling guitars are missing, Alan's current work still has the same attention to craft and poetic sensibility of his earlier days as well as the deep melodic longing that earned him the respect of critics, fans across east coast and beyond, CMJ attention and radio airplay, and television and film credits. His new work, which features the production work of longtime friend and collaborateur Michael Bloom (Rilo Kiley, The Elected), Phil Jimenez (Wheatus, Gordo Gringo), and Brian Blackburn, blends together indie-folk pop, alt-country, forays into the world of lo-fi punk and free jazz, as well as subtle hints of his Armenian heritage to create a mature document of underground songwriting - quirky and real, full of loss and hope and heartfelt abstraction. John Platt from New York City's WFUV, a nationally-recognized station for independent programming, called WHEN THERE WAS SOMETHING WRONG WITH YOU 'one of the best CDs I've received in a long time.'