- Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 8pm
- Daniel Romano and the Jazz Police
- The Good Will Social Club
- 625 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
- Advance Cost
On Daniel Romano’s new album, Modern Pressure, his seventh album in as many years, Romano takes up the mantle of the socially-conscious troubadour, a role previously embodied by artists like Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, Joan Baez, and Bob Dylan.
Romano calls his sound “Mosey” music (naming his last album after it), and Modern Pressure further refines and defines what that sound is: a manipulation of genre and form; intricate layers and wild arrangements; the kinetic energy of inspiration and creativity. The history of popular music is malleable in Romano’s hands, and he crafts songs that are both familiar and challenging. Modern Pressure isn’t meant to be loved at first listen, but once you familiarize yourself with its stylistic shifts, it’s the kind of record that gives you a butterflies-in-the-gut feeling with every repeated listen.