I Finally Know What's Good for Me
When singer/songwriter James Pequignot's last band stopped going the way he wanted he did what most front men would do: he broke up the band. What happened next would quickly vindicate that decision. Right away he began forming a new group. With long time collaborator Evan Tachovsky making the transition from guitars to keyboards they immediately hooked up with drummer Jordan and began to work on brand new material. The new songs had a vibrancy to them that Pequignot had never achieved before. To fill in the low end they hooked up with bass player/backup singer Tim Gauntner. While trying to decide on a name Jordan asked, "What exactly are you looking for in a name?" James replied simply, "Nothing 'The Plural.'" Shortly thereafter the band decided that the only name that encapsulated their difference from any other band was a name that rebelled against the formulaic band names that persist so heavily in modern music. They called themselves "The Singular." The sound was great, but Tachovsky didn't have the time to dedicate to the group. He left and the band continued as a three piece with Pequignot doubling on guitar and keys. Tachovsky's absence drove him to fill the gap and forced him to finally play up to his potential. Pequignot has always been a strong leader, but The Singular was more open to ideas than any other group he had worked with. The sound became more ambitious, and his artistic vision met with no resistance for the first time. Acting on the advice of a friend The Singular has decided to release their music in a series of EP's instead of an album, this will allow them to release more material more often. Tracks 2 through 5 were recorded at the late Strangelove Recording where Pequignot worked for a short time. Tracks 1 and 6 were recorded in Pequignot's basement studio, Broken Neck Flamingo, where all six tracks were mixed and mastered. Tachovsky's presence can be felt all over these recordings. He was Pequignot's biggets collaborator for a long time, and left the band after all six tracks had been recorded. This is the first time Pequignot has looked to outside sources for artwork. The artwork was done by artist Gretchen Grimm who Pequignot met at her art opening. The art design is almost an exact duplication of one of her pieces from that opening. This is the first chapter for the Singular. Alot of work has gone into these recordings, and we hope that you enjoy them. Be assured, more is on the way.