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The Disgruntled Sherpa Project, prolific mainstays on the indie rock scene, is releasing their seventh studio album Scrambled Eggs on Tuesday September 15th. The album marks their second collaboration with The Music Box Production Studios in Aston, PA and is the band's most ambitious and experimental to date.
Since forming on South Street in Philadelphia in the winter of 2002 the band has dipped its toe into different genres of music. Their first two releases Tall Trees Fallen and Double Fisted Misery were stripped down garage rock albums, these were followed by the acoustic ballads and country rock tones of 2003's Farm Living. The band spent the next few albums bouncing back and forth between these two extremes with the three guitar driven rock albums 2004's Keeping it Real and 2007's The Wildwoods sandwiching 2006's acoustic guitar and mandolin heavy, roots Americana album Old Hat.
The new album Scrambled Eggs sees the band blending pop songs with country rock songs, piano lead folk ballads, jam band tunes, rock numbers, a punk song with a Rush-like breakdown and even a lullaby; making it an interesting, experimental effort which has drawn comparisons to diverse influences as Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Wilco, Pepper-era Beatles, the aforementioned Rush and even Brahms (see the lullaby). On some numbers the band literally revisits the farm from the Farm Living album to record fiddler Pat Ream a York, PA bluegrass musician in the very same barn featured on that album's cover.
The band plans on playing out extensively this fall to promote the album and already has a few film projects lined up. Scrambled Eggs is dedicated, with love, to Eastside Dave MacDonald of Sirius XM's Ron and Fez Show.
Some kind words for the band in general:
So you ask, who IS the Disgruntled Sherpa Project, anyway? Let us tell you this: They're an awesome band. We love pretty much everything about these five guys, from their ridiculously weird name to their addictively crisp folk-rock sound.
The lyrics are deliciously Ataris-esque and well written - and best of all, you can actually understand what they're saying (add a few more points on for that). - Rachel Perry, Play Magazine August 1, 2007 issue
The Disgruntled Sherpa Project is worth a gander, an ear, and a few bored DJs looking for something refreshingly original. - Dave Pollard, contributor to The New Yorker and Normnews.com