has published a book! Check out the press release below for details:
Fables from the Musical Underground now available
Hmm Media is proud to announce
a new book by New Town Drunks songwriter and guitarist, Roberto Cofresi.
The book is a collection of 10 musical fables, each fable illustrated by one of
10 fantastic artists from Los Angeles to Texas to North Carolina to New York.
In a story where
time didn’t start at the beginning, and music can be heard inside the trees,
The Folk Singer, The Teenager and other archetypes from the world of music wander
through grassy plains, heavy woods, basement camps, streets, living rooms, and mountains
in their search for a true song and the meaning of music. These ten darkly comic
fables feature a cast of animals, some of them soft and fuzzy, some of them vultures
and squids. Together they weave a story like a Möbius strip where you are at
once an insider and an outsider in the magical world of music.
Each fable is illustrated by one of ten awesome artists.
Kevin Dixon (NC), David K Rose (LA), Nathan Golub (NC), Sarah Dougherty (LA), Scott
Gilbert (TX), John Voskamp (TX), Ali Nickles (NC), Andrew DeGraff (NY), Jamie B.
Wolcott (NC), and Claire Richards (TX). Each artist determined how their fable would
be treated and thus we get a broad range of visual interpretations - comic book
formatting, linocuts, posters, digital images, paintings and more.
of surreal fables about the life of a song and the crazy, inspired, and damaged
folks that chase it, is loaded with that grim humor and sense of purpose that are
necessary traits for all artists moving toward the light. I can see it living in
the guitar case of songwriters of all ages.” —Rick Miller, Southern
Culture on the Skids
writing about music is the equivalent of dancing about architecture, Bellows is
an epileptic jig on a wire spanning the spires of Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia.
Roberto Cofresí’s kaleidoscopic vision is held aloft by ten extraordinary
illustrators, and illumined with sparks launched from the collisions of art and
crass commerce. Idiosyncratic, personal, and pure.” —Brad Tyer, reformed
music critic, Austin, Texas and author, Opportunity, Montana
“Though Roberto Cofresí has learned the realities of the music
industry the hard way, he has made it easy for the rest of us with Bellows, a fun
and exquisitely illustrated book of fables about the biz.” —DJ Jonathan
Toubin, New York Night Train
book is available through the HMM Media website and at selected independent record
stores and bookstores. You can see more about the book at the kickstarter
page through which the first edition was funded -http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cofresi/bellows-fables-from-the-musical-underground
For more info:
Hmm Media: firstname.lastname@example.org