Rock / Progressive
still stuck at home conserving my greenbacks and awaiting the sale of my co-op. I slashed my asking price and switched
my realtor, both of which should help move the unit.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale will fund my next full-length original
CD. (As part of that effort, I plan to have musicians record from remote locations
around the globe.) I’ve put
this downtime period to good use with plenty of “wood-shedding” and
social media promotion. Due to the
latter, I’ve been as high as 167 on the Reverbnation metro NY indie rock charts
live performance, I’m planning a March show in Westchester and an April show
in Brooklyn. This will be the first
time I’ve played a gig in that borough.
I’ve cut down my openers from 2 to 1; Dave Balzano only will be featured
for the foreseeable future, with his newly expanded set. At the next gig, I’ll be rolling out 2 new originals,
and Dave and I will be playing our first duet together.
The following newsletter will contain show
dates, so keep your antennas up!! Till
then, my heartfelt appreciation goes out to the myriad fans and friends that support
my music. Love y’all.
"Listening to NYC's The Workers, I started to get the feeling I was being watched....by
whom? I'm not sure, but the dystopian in me can't resist the juicy post-everything
hooks that remind me what a fishbowl we live in. I'm a sucker for songs about alienation,
and The Workers chalk it up in spades. There's grittiness to their sound that gives
it a pure “punk-ish” vibe, but the songs are also clean and well produced.
There's no mistaking this for the Green Day type punk that's filled Hot Topics everywhere
with wash-off hair dye and fake tattoos. This is the real deal, written by someone
who actually knows what he's talking about, not just “pre-fabbed” teen
angst in a can. Anyways, check it out for yourself; you'll be glad you did!!" Douglas
Garnett [artist, producer, writer, designer], DiGDuGDisaster
"The EP, despite
having only 4 songs, has something of an epic feel to it…It’s all post-punk
American style meets arthouse intensity, with the guitars high in the mix, and Mr.
Greenwald’s laconic vocals dryly intoning words of alienation and dissociation…Every
word is delivered like it was written by Shakespeare and every note is played with
controlled ferocity…The Workers have taken the option of going large here.
Good choice!" Bluesbunny
"The Workers simply put make the musician
in me rejoice…The track ‘Leave You With I Love You’ is one of
my favorite tunes…from the haunting lead guitar to the Beatles-esque sensibilities
of the vocals, it makes me feel, well, happy…In my humble opinion, Dan and
TheWorkers should be on heavy rotation in your playlist." Matt Glass,