Nothing Short of Now
Today Matt said to me, "Nothing on Earth is free." Dang...he's so right. See the truth is I'm a normal job pansy. I just can't work a normal job without being depressed. Telemarketing, substitute teaching, cleaning floors, selling coffee, liquor, Chinese food...some jobs were certainly better than others. Regardless, I got a wild hair long ago to work really hard in unconventional ways to make money, until I realized that those things eventually start to feel 'normal' as well. On top of that, you receive a lot of flack for being a college drop out. But then Matt says to me, "Sometimes you just gotta do what you do and not worry about what other people think." Dang...he's so right. And considering I've still yet to actually find a way to make money, I figure it's high time to just do what I do and to do it well. --------------- about the artist... From his days leading the cello and acoustic guitar folk/rock duo, Certainly Rough, to his time spent singing cover tunes for the Petty Thieves, Brandon Pfeiffer has definitely had no trouble doing what he does best. He's spent countless hours playing pop, indie-rock, and alt.country tunes across the Midwestern United States, in addition to months spent in the studio writing, producing, recording & remixing nearly any genre imaginable. He's been a songwriter for the last 15 years, a radio DJ for the last 12 years, and has run his own media production company for the last 5 years. After several short runs of acoustic and demo song collections, after producing and promoting records for several other artists, and after finally listening to the advice of friend (and drummer) Matt Jackson, Brandon Pfeiffer finally offers up his first full band solo studio album, Nothing Short of Now, produced by Don Chaffer (Waterdeep) and available now from Little America Records. --------------- about the album... Nothing Short of Now is Brandon Pfeiffer's definitive collection of indie-pop/rock tunes. The brooding grooves and contemplative energies compliment the consistent intimacy of Pfeiffer's lyrics, melodies and vocal performances. Brandon's pop sensibility, his experience in Americana and Classic Rock, plus his interests in electronic elements all shine on his debut record, Nothing Short of Now, available in select stores & online at iTunes, Rhapsody, CD Baby, LittleAmericaRecords.com & more. --------------- Here are some OAQ's: Occassionally Asked Questions... HOW DO YOU PRONOUNCE YOUR LAST NAME? "Figh - Fur" WHAT THINGS DO YOU LOVE? Law & Order, remixes, Google, independence, Ableton Live, half & half WHAT THINGS DO YOU NOT LOVE? doing dishes & unnecessary suffering (and the people who complain about it) IS THIS YOUR FIRST ALBUM? HOW MANY CDS HAVE YOU RELEASED? This is not exactly my first album....on my own, I've put out a couple solo/acoustic records that mostly consisted of various demos, live takes, and one-off recordings; before that I'd released a couple others under different band names. A few years ago, my current band and I self-produced a few tracks for an EP, but this new record is actually my first full-band, in-studio, non-self-produced release. WHAT THINGS INFLUENCED THESE SONGS? people, the album wood/water by The Promise Ring, substitute teaching for high school Photography class, Hilary Duff, borrowing friends' guitars, and probably the great distaste (or maybe jealousy) I used to have for John Mayer LIST A FEW PRESENT FAVORITES... MOVIES? Man on the Moon, Comedian BOOKS? Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke ALBUMS? Long Gone Before Daylight by The Cardigans The Execution of All Things by Rilo Kiley Rainy Day Music by The Jayhawks Second Grace by Magnus Eliasson WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR MUSIC GOALS? - to eat - to play on Late Night with Conan O'Brien.