Paul Collins to Drop New Studio Album “Out of My Head”
PAUL COLLINS TO DROP NEW STUDIO ALBUM “OUT OF MY HEAD”
SEPTEMBER 28TH VIA ALIVE NATURAL SOUND RECORDS
Paul Collins is one of the most enduring cult rockers of the late seventies and a founding member of the legendary band The Nerves (with Jack Lee and Peter Case). He started his solo career in 1979 with the release of his album The Beat on Columbia Records under the management of the legendary Bill Graham, and has released more than 11 studio albums as Paul Collins, The Beat or Paul Collins’ Beat.
Out of My Head, his new record, is a return to the pure, unadulterated sound he helped create in his youth. On this new album Paul not only sings, but plays all the drums and most of the guitars as well.
With the collaboration of Paul Stingo on bass and harmonies, he delivers a true rock ‘n’ roll record of the kind that are not being made in today’s world: simple melodies with classic songwriting structure, Rickenbacker guitars drenched in juicy reverb, straight up ’60s pop harmonies, and groovy drums, all recorded reel to reel, by real players. With a photo cover shot by legendary NY photographer Bob Gruen, Out of My Head is a testament to one man’s undying love for rock ‘n’ roll.
Paul Collins’ Out of My Head will be available on Limited Edition Vinyl, CD, digital and streaming formats September 28th via Alive Naturalsound Records. Click here to pre-order the limited starburst vinyl.
HERE’S WHAT THE CRITICS HAVE ALREADY BEEN SAYING ABOUT PAUL’S OUT OF MY HEAD:
“The power pop veteran’s new album Out Of My Head is full of adventures.” – Gary Graff, BILLBOARD
“… vintage and timeless. Paul Collins hits it out of the park with his phenomenal new album, Out of My Head.” – Marc Michael , THE PULSE
“One of Out Of My Head‘s highlights is second track “Go,” a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it slice of power-pop goodness that’s all skinny ties and fat hooks. 45 years into his career, Collins has mastered this kind of song, and there seems to be no shortage of them inside of him. It just might be the best one-and-a-half minutes of your summer of love.” – Eric Miller, MAGNET MAGAZINE
“… top to bottom this album is a charmer. The opening four tracks dial perfectly into a Nerves-esque, guitar-fueled, power-pop zone. Out Of My Head is short on running time and at less than 35 minutes it is a testament to this man’s ongoing ability to craft the kind of melodies and music that lift your spirits and even compels you to sing along to the effervescent ear worms. Too few bands are making this kind of unalloyed magic these days and for his part Collins should be congratulated for being so adept.” – Jeff Monk, WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
“Well-crafted songs with depth…. a classic.” – I94 BAR
“What is striking about Collins is the quality of his songwriting output over a four-decade period. His new single ‘In and Out of My Head’ shows he’s still got it. The rumbly guitar is wonderfully retro yet freshly deployed on a tune that sounds like it belongs on a Roy Orbison album.” – POP ROCK RECORD
“Paul Collins’ latest LP, Out of My Head, is nothing less than a testament to one man’s undying love for rock ‘n’ roll. He has the same unbridled enthusiasm for playing melodic power pop that he had when he started almost 40 years ago. Most importantly, he hasn’t lost his touch for writing a killer hook.” – POWER POP NEWS
“Out of My Head is a return to the pure, unadulterated sound Collins helped create in his youth. With the collaboration of Paul Stingo on bass and harmonies, he delivers a true rock ‘n’ roll record of the kind that are not being made in today’s world: simple melodies with classic songwriting structure, Rickenbacker guitars drenched in juicy reverb, straight up ’60s pop harmonies, and groovy drums, all recorded reel to reel, by real players.” Neil Ferguson, GLIDE MAGAZINE
“…pure, old fashioned rock and roll.” – A JOURNAL OF MUSICAL THINGS