NEWS: DONALD CUMMING (THE VIRGINS) STREAMS NEW ALBUM ON WALL STREET JOURNAL

We normally don’t make posts about things streaming on other sites, but we’re making an exception here because we really love Donald’s band the Virgins…

The following is the official press release about the stream, etc:

Donald Cumming is extremely proud to finally unveil the full extent of his debut solo LP Out Calls Only today via Wall Street Journal. While Out Calls is a therapeutic album to be sure–Donald himself remarking the album has “an element of being a distress call, or a private line that is for emergencies” in reference to the title–Wall Street Journal also notes the disc’s ten tracks are “sleek, catchy rock ’n’ roll tunes that echo the sound of vintage new wave.” Be sure to the pre-order or pick up the album above via Washington Square/Razor & Tie next week, June 16th.

Finding the spotlight as the frontman of the mid-00’s darlings the Virgins, native New Yorker Donald Cumming travelled the world supporting the likes of the The Killers to Lou Reed to Sonic Youth and played for national audiences on Letterman and more, making the kind of music endemic to his East Village home. Back now in solo form after the band broke up in 2013, he’s still pulling from the same toolbox that informed his previous successes, but with the mellower wisdom of someone who has seen the all the ups and downs of life in the city and beyond.

WALL STREET JOURNAL ALBUM STREAM: http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2015/06/10/donald-cumming-sends-distress-signal-on-out-calls-only-exclusive-album/

The freedom to make his solo debut Out Calls Only the way he wanted to make it without compromise, according to Cumming, is attributed to the autonomy granted to him by his new label, Razor & Tie subsidiary Washington Square, where he joins a highly talented roster of artists that includes The Hold Steady, Jon Batiste and Stay Human and Born Cages.

For the singer, being given the quintessential opportunity to redefine himself with Out Calls Only was all the proof he needed to realize this union between he and Washington Square is indeed a good fit.

“Everyone has been very supportive and I immediately felt like this is a professional atmosphere and I can actually be free to make the kind of music I want to make,” he enthuses. “Which is really all I have ever been looking for at the end of the day.”

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Tracklist:

01. Game Of The Heart
02. Sometimes Sweet Susan
03. Shadow Tears
04. In The Early Hours
05. Scarecrow
06. Workin’ It Out
07. Lonesome For You
08. Break The Seal
09. Total Darkness
10. Spanish Horses

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An entertainment journalist for 20 years, Michael McCarthy was a columnist and contributing editor for the magazines Lollipop and LiveWire. He co-created and wrote for Cinezine, one of the '90's most popular movie E-zines. The only time he's not listening to music is when he's watching television shows and movies or reading, usually music magazines.

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