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Flearoy - Flearoy (2009)

Available on iTunes and Amazon

Produced and recorded by Daniel Knobler and Jon Seale
Mixed by Sean O'Brien
Mastered by Alan Silverman at Arf! Mastering

1.  Sunshine
2.  Leave Well Enough Alone
3.  Georgia Days
4.  France Blues
5.  On My Own
6.  Debra
7.  Goodnight, Irene
8.  23 Days
9. Hip Hit

All compositions Knobler/Seale except: "France Blues" (Traditional), "Goodnight, Irene" (Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter/John A. Lomax), "Debra" (Knobler), and "Hip Hit" which is a studio outtake improvised by the band.

Guitar, organ, bass, and drums recorded live in a basement in Chatham, NY
Overdubs recorded in various locations around NYC



Flearoy, a promising collection of five talented musicians with old souls, makes records like they used to be made -- with real people playing real instruments at the height of their ability. On its self-titled debut album, Flearoy presents a fresh blend of funk and folk in six finely crafted and proficiently produced original tunes, plus two old folk covers rediscovered and rearranged.

Since its inception in 2008, Flearoy has played at New York’s Public Assembly, Bowery Poetry Club, Spike Hill, Crash Mansion, and The Bitter End, the 2008 and 2009 Vendy Awards, NYU’s 2009 Remmy Awards, as well as a series of packed house parties at Wesleyan University and Vassar College. They have recorded tracks for legendary country songwriter Rodney Crowell, and were described by renowned record producer/neuroscientist Dan Levitin as his "favorite new band since Arcade Fire."

Flearoy grew up listening listening to vintage records on turn-tables and covering songs that were written well before they were born – heck, even before the turn of the 20th century. But they were not raised in a time capsule. Although they’ve immersed themselves in the second-line music of New Orleans, the raw soul of Stax, the finely crafted tunes of The Band, and spent their years listening the field recordings of Ledbelly and the Lomax family, instrumental B-sides of the James Brown Band and The Meters, they also grew up during the hey-day of Destiny’s Child and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. And, strangely enough, all of these influences find their way into Flearoy’s fresh blend of funk-folk.