David Cloyd’s ascent to national awareness is a unique story equaled only by the stories told in his songs themselves.
David Cloyd had already established himself as a staple in New York City’s indie-rock scene. But after his band broke up in early 2008, his musical future looked, at best, uncertain. He had no money for studio time or any real recording gear. What he did have was a wealth of songs and no one but himself to play them. “If you wait for the perfect circumstances to record an album, then you wait forever. So, I worked with what I had.” He sat down on the floor of his 9-foot by 9-foot home studio in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, and began working by recording what he could, into a personal computer he had built by hand.
Rough sketches for a number of these recordings found their way to producer, recording artist, and ECR founder Blake Morgan. “What I listened to were his recordings, but what I heard were his songs. There’s no recording studio in the world that can make your lyrics great or your melodies memorable,” says Morgan. “David’s were.”
The result was an album that is anything but small in scope. From its opening moments, Unhand Me, You Fiend! evokes comparisons with Radiohead, Beck, and Peter Gabriel, while underlining its improbable journey towards high fidelity.
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