Joey Agresta

Let's Not Talk About Music Let's Not Talk About Music More Than You Know

Marketing Highlights

Joey Agresta is a former north New Jerseyan who now lives with his wife and cat above a Burlington Vermont junk shop (where he also works). Let's Not Talk About Music was created over the course of three years with Agresta arranging, performing, recording, and mixing it in the cozy confines of his bedroom studio. Though many devices were used in the recording of this album computers were completely avoided and the majority was done on the Akia MG-614 (1/8" cassette 4 track) and MG-1214 (1/2" cassette 12 track).

Appreciators of the New England underground might know Joey from his days of recording bizarre songs on erase headless, multi layering, portable tape recorders under various, food themed, pseudonyms (Joey Pizza Slice, Son of Salami, Salami Junior, ect..) and his releases on the venerable Night People and Feeding Tube labels (as well as countless self released and custom, one-off cassettes). Agresta's songs have also been admired by some very above-ground acts over the years, among them Future Islands and The Parquet Courts -- the later split a 7" with Agresta in 2015.

Contained here are songs of a hopeful sadness that mirror the darkness of these times and the decaying heart of the songsmith. This is Agresta's most personal and sincere work thus far, sounding much more sonically refined than his grittier past exploits. But in a world filled with so much talk perhaps its best we say no more, as the title suggests, and let the music speak for itself.

JOEY AGRESTA PRESS FOR NEW LP Alt Citizen Premiere of "Don't Be Sad" Video With the current state of, well... everything, I think we could all use the reminder. Soundblab Review of Let's Not Talk About Music (8/10) You simply cannot neglect the quality of the songs... Impose Premieres "I Won't Give Up" Featuring Palberta ...injects a rather soothing, kind of poppy melody with anthemic lyrics of self-affirmation and persistence. Stereogum Streams "I Feel Like Shit And I Want To Die" It's Friday, I can relate. Ad Hoc Premieres "I Feel Like Shit And I Want To Die" It's one of the most accessible and relatable things Agresta has ever made; and one of the saddest too.

JOEY AGRESTA PAST PRESS Tiny Mix Tapes Review of Bacon City ...the songwriting is as impeccable as you're likely to find anywhere else... Pitchfork Announcement of Split 7" with Parquet Courts Vice Creators Piece Brilliant and kind of scary at the same time. Stereogum Announcement of Split 7" with Parquet Courts

Bio

Over many releases Joey Agresta has been known as Joey Pizza Slice and Son of Salami developing a dedicated cult following of individuals and artists like Future Islands. After splitting a 7″ with Parquet Courts in 2015 Joey set about recording his most hi-fidelity recording, Let’s Not Talk About Music.

Tracklist

1. A Win Song For Bernie 3:59
2. Don’t Be Sad 2:14
3. Jerks 2:11
4. I Feel Like Shit And I Want To Die 2:28
5. Baby Girl 2:15
6. More Than You Know 2:53
7. I Won’t Give Up 3:02
8. I Give 2:17
9. I Dream Of Love 3:07
10. I See A Light 2:32
11. I Didn’t Do For You 1:53
12. I Want To Live Again 2:56

For Fans Of

Smog, Silver Jews, Pavement, Palberta, Guerilla Toss, Mark Cohen

Home Market

Burlington, Vermont - USA

Album Details

Artist

Joey Agresta

Album Title

Let's Not Talk About Music

Street Date

05/12/2017

Order Due Date

04/14/2017

Discount

5% (ends 05/18/2017)

Genre

Rock/Alternative

Label

Wharf Cat Records

Parent Label

House Arrest

Configuration

CD Longplay

Price Code

CD13

UPC

616892449942

Box Lot

40

Catalog #

WCR0632

Album Details

Artist

Joey Agresta

Album Title

Let's Not Talk About Music

Street Date

05/12/2017

Order Due Date

04/14/2017

Discount

5% (ends 05/18/2017)

Genre

Rock/Alternative

Label

Wharf Cat Records

Parent Label

House Arrest

Configuration

Vinyl Longplay 33 1/3

Price Code

LP18

UPC

616892449843

Box Lot

20

Catalog #

WCR0631

Album Details

Artist

Joey Agresta

Album Title

More Than You Know

Preorder Date

03/14/2017

Street Date

05/15/2017

Genre

Rock/Alternative

Label

Wharf Cat Records

Parent Label

House Arrest

Configuration

Digital Audio Track

UPC

886446489568