Unreal (ATP) is Daniel Blumberg’s first Hebronix album since leaving Yuck, the band he fronted from 2010 to 2012 and quit to “work on other things.” Now that it’s released, we can understand why he left. Produced by Neil Hagerty (Royal Trux, Howling Hex), Unreal isn’t Yuck, and it isn’t supposed to be. The clouds of guitar noise that saturate the album are quieter, moodier, more unsettling; the singing wearier, stretched thin as an old E string; and the songs more introspective, turning inward with lines like, “I’ve got some things to do/Some private things to do” and “I’m thinking about things/I already know.” Blumberg will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our recent Hebronix feature.
Blumberg: He has consistently been an inspiration to me since I heard the Silver Jews.
Over the last years he has not only had a big influence over me through the albums and poetry he’s produced, bur he’s also been a guiding figure in everything I’ve done.
I feel like a very young artist. I have a lot to learn and want to progress.
Having David give me advice has been very rewarding.
He was very involved with the Unreal record from the beginning till the end and is one of the reasons for its existence. I listened to Natural Bridge yesterday. There’s nothing about his music that will ever get tiring in my eyes.
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