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The Land That Time Forgot

Chuck Prophet’s new vision

Chuck Prophet – Photo: Lauren Tabak

Chuck Prophet will release his new album, The Land That Time Forgot, on May 15 via Yep Roc Records.

The new collection includes twelve tracks, most of which were co-written by Prophet and his long-time collaborator klipschutz. Together, they yet again draw on the warmth of their native San Francisco Bay area in all its glory and changing times, including “robots with ironic haircuts.”

From all reports, it’s a darker take of what they see around them and, hey, doesn’t that fit in to what’s happening all around us!

The new release is a departure from Prophet’s usual band set-up. After recording three songs (with Grammy-winning producer Matt Winegar) in San Francisco: “We hit a wall” says Prophet “Schedules. Money. Towed vehicles: a thousand large to get one van out of lockup.”

To break the deadlock, Prophet went on a solo tour, ending up at New York State’s the Catskills and Kenny Siegal’s Old Soul Studios. Some tense times led to musicians dropping by and some ad hoc blends of personalities and styles formed the basis of the rest of what you hear on The Land That Time Forgot, largely live takes.  

A new single “Marathon” has been made available – driving bass, swirling keyboards and crashing guitar plus vocal harmonies courtesy of Stephanie Finch. “Marathon” channels the dance-a-thons of the Great Depression.

“There’s twisted psychology to the Depression-era dance marathons,” says Prophet. “And like Wrestling or the Kardashians, it’s all rigged. But we don’t want to believe it. The Marathons blurred the line between theatre and reality.”

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Chuck Prophet’s new vision

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