Former Frontman The Honorary Title Announces First Solo Tour
Jarrod Gorbel, the Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter behind esteemed indie act The Honorary Title, announces tour dates for the new self-release of a solo EP. "Ten Years Older" is available now for digital download. The collection is a taste of what is to come. He is working on a full-length album, which will come out sometime in the near future.
In addition to the digital release of the new EP, Jarrod offered a very limited edition, deluxe version of "Ten Years Older" which sold out on the second day. It included a download of the EP, a signed physical copy, two new, unreleased demos and a signed, original Polaroid. Only 200 deluxe versions were available for purchase. They were available at http://www.jarrodgorbelmusic.com/.
Alternative Press raved of the EP, "Breezy, radio-ready songs like "A Moment Of Peace" and the title track are infectious guilty pleasures and...the songs stick strongly in your head." Gorbel has come full circle this year, stepping out from behind the Honorary Title name and recording two remarkable new discs. His solo sound mines classic soul, traditional folk and Americana, incorporating strings, horns and female backing vocals for a sound more lush and organic than any of his previous work.
The Honorary Title began several years ago as the moniker for Gorbel's solo folk musings, and later evolved into a full-fledged quartet. The band released their debut, Anything Else But The Truth, in 2004 receiving praise from Rolling Stone and Spin. Their first major-label release, 2007's Scream and Light Up the Sky, also garnered critical accolades, with Paste Magazine proclaiming the album to be the "under-realized power-pop supergroup's best to date.
With its deceptively simple melodies, warm arrangements and heartfelt, soaring vocals, Gorbel's solo material brings the best qualities of The Honorary Title into crisp focus, making the details even more enchanting.
To check out Jarrod's most recent live video footage from his Brooklyn Rooftop click here
Below are the tour dates for Jarrod Gorbel: 3.01.10 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios 3.02.10 Seattle, WA The Vera Project 3.04.10 Sacramento, CA Luigis Fungarden 3.05.10 San Francisco, CA Swedish American Hall 3.06.10 Los Angeles, CA Bootleg Theater 3.08.10 La Jolla, CA The Loft @UC San Diego 3.10.10 Philadelphia, PA World Café Live 3.11.10 Vienna, VA Jammin Java 3.12.10 Asbury Park, NJ The Saint 3.13.10 New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge 3.18.10 Cambridge, MA Middle East 3.19.10 North Hampton, MA Iron Horse 3.20.10 Albany, NY Valentines 3.27.10 Atlanta, GA Eddie's Attic