Jarrod Gorbel Did One Better [download included]

Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Jarrod Gorbel, formerly of The Honorary Title, will release his first solo album Devil’s Made a New Friend August 31 on independent label Burning-house Records and his own imprint, Gorbel Music. Blake Sennett (of Rilo Kiley and The Elected) produced the album, which features many collaborations and a band made up of members of Rilo Kiley, Black Crowes, Mystic Valley Band, and Azure Ray.

After several years performing under the moniker The Honorary Title (which eventually evolved into a full-fledged quartet praised by Spin and Rolling Stone,) Devil’s Made a New Friend is Jarrod’s debut full-length release under his own name. The peaks and valleys of both his musical career and personal life resulted in this candid, passionate collection of songs, which sees Jarrod looking to classic soul, traditional folk and Americana for inspiration. The songs incorporate new elements such as strings, horns and female backing vocals for a lush, organic sound that compliments Jarrod’s signature deceptively simple melodies, warm arrangements and soaring voice. In his own words, the album is a set of 10 songs that capture an artist “starting over, going back to the beginning, and reestablishing myself.”

Each song on the new album is accompanied by a live video shot in various locations throughout New York City, which you can find here www.jarrodgorbelmusic.com. In the collaborative spirit of Devil’s Made A New Friend, all of the videos feature appearances by other musicians, including celloist Yoed Nir, Nicole Atkins, Portastatic violinist Margarite White and others. You can check out his new video “Devilish Ways” (feat. Nicole Atkins) here. Also, he is giving away his 1st single “I’ll Do Better” off his new album.


Jarrod Gorbel – “I’ll Do Better” (m4a)

Jarrod Gorbel will tour the United States in support of Fun. Initial dates are as follows:

8/31 Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory Record Release Show
9/1 Albany, NY Valentine’s
9/12 Allston, Ma Great Scott
9/25 Las Vegas, NV Wine Amplified Festival
9/29 Burlington, VT Higher Ground *
10/1 Philadelphia, PA World Café *
10/2 Pittsburgh, PA Mr Smalls *
10/3 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop *
10/5 Columbus, OH Basement *
10/6 Oxford, OH Bricktown *
10/7 Grand Rapids, MI Intersection *
10/8 St Louis, MO Firebird *
10/9 Chicago, IL HOB *
10/10 Minneapolis, MN Varsity *
10/12 Des Moines, IA Peoples Court *
10/13 Iowa City, IA Blue Moose *
10/14 Lawrence, KS Bottleneck *
10/15 Boulder, CO Fox *
10/16 Salt Lake City, UT Club Sound *
10/21 Vancouver, BC Media Club *
10/22 Seattle, WA El Corazon *
10/23 Portland, OR Hawthorne *
10/26 Fresno, CA Starline *
10/27 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall *
10/28 Los Angeles, CA Fonda *
10/29 San Diego, CA UCSD *
10/30 Phoenix, AZ Nile *

* w/ Fun.