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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WHAT DEFIES GRAVITY, FEATURES GLEN PHILLIPS, AND COMES OUT SEPTEMBER
22?
CHICAGO (July 2007) - The wait is over. Dick Prall’s much anticipated album, Weightless, will be
released on September 22 at Schubas in Chicago. With a new band in tow, Prall rocks out on his first
Authentic Records release and will be promoting the record on a national tour this Fall.
**For your ears only: you, and only you, can check out a handful of Dick Prall’s new tunes by going
to www.dickprall.com/promo. Use login "guest" with password "promo" to access the songs.**
After recently signing with Authentic Records--which is based in his home state of Iowa--Dick Prall
has been capitalizing on his growing nationwide following. Everyone from the Chicago Sun-Times to
the Chicago Tribune to Time Out Chicago agrees that Prall is an up-and-comer. The Chicago Sun-
Times calls Prall’s music “smart, introspective and filled with great hooks.” "Prall excels at morphing
the smallest of melodic chunks into grandiose statements of purpose.” (Time Out Chicago).
Performing Songwriter notes that “Prall has captured the excitement of youth…he’s a real gem.”
Weightless evokes the qualities of Ryan Adams and late Beatles, intersecting Hollywood Boulevard
and Abbey Road. Ten tracks shine on Prall's fourth release; "Halfway To Hollywood" and "B&W" are
currently live show favorites. Musical great Glen Phillips (Toad the Wet Sprocket) is featured on the
record, which is produced by Joshua “The Colonel” Shapera (Veruca Salt, Verbow, R.Kelly). Prall has
performed alongside musical greats Jon Brion, Mike Doughty, Ari Hest, The Verve Pipe, Bobby Bare,
Jr., Glen Phillips and Michelle Branch, to name a few, and he regularly tours with Iowa’s favorite roots
rockers, The Nadas. Volkswagen included Prall's music on a six-month ad campaign; he's been
featured on MyTracks.com, and his tune "Sunshine Came" is the theme song to the movie soundtrack
of Serial Loser. Prall has been featured on the cover of the Chicago Tribune's Redeye, and most
recently, he headlined a showcase at Austin’s South By Southwest Festival. He was named Illinois
Entertainer’s 2006 “Best of Around Here” and was subsequently featured on The Local Tourist, the
Steve Levy Show, and will be appearing in September on The Steve Dahl show.
Weightless Listening Party - Press Only Dick Prall CD Release Show
(Please RSVP) Saturday, September 22, 2007
Monday, September 17, 2007 Schubas
Darkroom 3159 N. Southport
2210 W. Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL 10 PM
8 PM
If you would like to preview, interview, or review Dick Prall's new album, please contact us! - Paperwork Media


Discography

Weightless (2007-Authentic Records)
fizzlebuzzie (2005)
EP (2004)
Dressing Up the Failure (2001)
Somewhere About Here (1998)
Aware 9 Compilation

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Dick Prall never meant for his love of food to find its way into his songwriting talents. His latest album has been called "a box of chocolates for your ears." (Performing Songwriter Magazine). His tunes have even been likened to potato chips, "…wise, crisp and tasty." (Momzine). And his early diet of melodic lyricists, from Buddy Holly to John Lennon to Elvis Costello, mixed with his brilliant storytelling and his love for the guitar, help define his own blend of songwriting. Shying away from critics' placement into genres like "power-pop," "rootsy" and "epic rock," Dick Prall has triumphed in the creation of his own musical genre: porch pop. No everyday pop, this genre evokes the sonic midway between Matthew Sweet and the Old 97's, between Josh Rouse and Pete Yorn, between chocolate and potato chips.

Iowa-bred and Chicago-based, Prall is steadily building a nationwide porch-pop following. The Chicago Sun-Times calls Prall's music "smart, introspective and filled with great hooks." Time Out Chicago recognizes that "Prall excels at morphing the smallest of melodic chunks into grandiose statements of purpose." Performing Songwriter notes: "Prall has captured the excitement of youth…he's a real gem." According to the Illinois Entertainer, Prall "effectively describes the frustrations of a musician trying to achieve fame when he notes, 'All that glitters seems to be my sweat/But I ain't going down just yet.'" Despite any barriers, Prall continues to support such musical greats as Glen Phillips (Toad The Wet Sprocket), Ari Hest, The Verve Pipe, Michelle Branch, Mike Doughty (Soul Coughing) and Jon Brion.

After releasing two critically-acclaimed albums—Somewhere About Here (1998) and Dressing Up The Failure (2001)—Prall has recently debuted a solo masterpiece, fizzlebuzzie. Supported by an all-star line-up, Prall succeeded in recording well-crafted and understated melodies, exploring the landscapes of roots, pop, rock and honest balladry. The nostalgic anthem titled "Saturday's Changed" compares the often uncomfortable but simpler days of childhood to complexities of adulthood. In "Learning To Merge," the lead character's habitual wavering resounds with Prall's striking vocals. "Copperhead Town," Prall's signature tune, displays his vocals switching "…from deadpan to gorgeous falsetto to wolf-like howl as instruments give added meaning to lyrics" in true porch-pop fashion. With an album as sweet as fizzlebuzzie, Dick Prall continues to feed our ears with tastemaking tunes. To find out more about Dick Prall, visit him at www.dickprall.com & www.myspace.com/dickrpall