Gramercy Arms is a revolving New York based collective of musicians and artists, masterminded by main songwriter/producer Dave Derby (Dambuilders/Lloyd Cole) along with Rainy Orteca, Sean Eden and Kevin March.
"The Seasons Of Love is one of those glittering, minor pop gems critics and fans will be "rediscovering" in a few years' time..." ***** Album of the Week (Sunday Express)
"It’s impossible to fight the catchiness" (PASTE)
"The Seasons of Love" is Dave Derby's testimony to the kind of clever rock and pop that prizes craft, structure and arrangement without sacrificing joy"
(Wall Street Journal)
“Considered, refined and varied adult pop”
“Packed full of great songs, memorable tunes with some stunning arrangements and with superb vocal and instrumental skills on offer, The Seasons Of Love is something of a power pop revelation. For anyone who has ever dabbled with The Children Of Nuggets, or indeed their venerable antecedents right back to the Brit invasion of the USA spearheaded by the Beatles, Who and Kinks, this is essential stuff, they really don’t come any better than this.”
Album of the Month (FRUK)
"Great cities come and go, time erodes the futility of urban empires but New York, the biggest and best of them, all should stand, or at least be remembered for all time because of the nature of its character. Gramercy Arms have added another chapter to keep the book going"
**** 4/5 (Liverpool Sound & Vision)
Gramercy Arms’ The Seasons of Love was released on July 21st 2014 CD / DL
Expanding from the sunny, unapologetically pop approach of the debut, The Seasons of Love widens the musical palette as well as the range of collaboration by featuring Lloyd Cole and Joan Wasser (Joan As Police Woman), Tanya Donelly (Belly, Throwing Muses), Matthew Caws (Nada Surf), Kendall Meade (Mascott, Sparklehorse), Claudia Gonson (Magnetic Fields), Doug Gillard (Guided By Voices), Erin Moran (A Girl Called Eddy), Renee LoBue (Elk City), Kay Hanley (Letters To Cleo) and others. The album was recorded by Dave Derby and Ray Ketchem, mixed by acclaimed engineer Thom Monahan and mastered by Eric Broyhill.
Eternally inspired by the artistic heyday of '70s and '80s-era New York City, Gramercy Arms makes crisp, multi-layered pop rock music that elicits authentic emotion. Wistful, joyous, contemplative, cool and triumphant, depending on the track you land on, The Seasons of Love might make you feel it all.
Always In Love
The Night Is Your Only Friend
Playing With Fire
The Season Of Love
Say The Word