New York, New York (PressExposure) April 17, 2012 -- Paul McCartney, Kings of Leon, Paul Simon, and Zak Smith have something in common. They've all recorded at Avatar Studios in Manhattan. Zak Smith is is releasing his self-titled album this month, April 28, at Rockwood Music Hall. It is at 7pm sharp, 21+, FREE, at Stage 1. On Tuesday, May 1, the album will be officially released to iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, etc.
Receiving some great attention already, Zak is excited for people to hear what he says is his best project by far. "An exquisitely crafted debut album" - Switch at Sparks and Glowsticks. "Fully-developed suite of interesting, well-produced songs that are wholly-original rock and roll" - The Not-Pop Jukebox. "This band displays brilliance in entertaining with all musical mediums" - Music In Press.
The album is available now for digital download exclusively at Zak Smith's website.
About Zak Smith:
Zak Smith grew up in New Jersey and formed his signature style listening to rock, blues, alternative, folk, and Irish music. "He's got an amazing ability to incorporate the sounds of alternative rock with Americana to form his own signature sound... remember his name" (Gary Wien, "Are You Listening? The Top 100 Albums of 2001-2010 from New Jersey Artists). In the tradition of songwriters such as Leonard Cohen, Elvis Costello and Neil Young, Zak's lyrics are alternately evocative and cutting, contributing to and bolstering the power of the melodic hooks. His music has been described by critics as "haunting indie rock with Americana accents" (Berkeley Place), as "rocks with oodles of soul" (Muzik Reviews), and as "someone opening up their life to you" (Jersey Beat).
Playing mostly in the NYC area, 2011 was a great year of building a foundation on his way to spreading nationally. Zak has been on a couple successful east coast and international tours, received coast to coast buzz from his ep (Haunted Feet, released in January 2011), and has built some powerful new fan involvement. Full steam ahead, it looks to be a ground breaking year for Zak Smith as he's ready to release a self-titled album April 28, 2012 at Rockwood Music Hall NYC.