New P. J. Pacifico EP to be Available for Free Dowload
On May 22nd singer/songwriter P. J. Pacifico , on something of a roll with two successful critically acclaimed albums—the 2009 Always & Everywhere and last year's Outlet-- will be releasing a seven track live acoustic album called simply The Live EP. The album features solo acoustic versions of two songs from his first album and four from the 2011 disc plus one new song slated to be included on an upcoming release.
The album is the singer's response to fans at his shows who are sometimes disappointed that his albums recorded with a full band don't reflect the concert they just heard. "I wish I could buy a CD with just you and your guitar," they tell him. Well now they will that opportunity, and they won't have to buy it. The Live EP will be available for free download from Viper Records on the 22nd.
In his notes on the recording, Pacifico explains that they were recorded for a Connecticut concert series called the Southport Congregational Coffee House. The songs he chose are "stripped down versions" of the previous album cuts. "I'm playing them just the way I wrote them on my couch," he says, "just me and my guitar. Just the way my fans told me to. It's totally live and just as it sounded that night as if you were there at the gig. Not perfect, not produced, just me being me and capturing the night."
Pacifico, who has been compared to the likes of James Taylor, Paul Simon and Matthew Sweet, is the kind of pop folk artist who is as effective alone on the stage as he is with the band behind him. His songs fairly swell with simple sincerity, and I'm not sure that they don't work even with more intensive honesty without any elaborate production. It is not every artist that can hold the stage on his own; P. J. Pacifico has absolutely no problem.Continued on the next page