MusicTAP is very happy to present to you the first track from a semi-all-star band, Salt. Produced by Ken Stringfellow, the album contains 10 tracks, summarizing the common influences of members, from The Beatles to XTC, REM and Game Theory. Stéphane Schück’s guitars echo those of Ken Stringfellow; keyboards and voice of Anton Barbeau mingle with Ken’s harmonies. The songs on the Salt debut were written by Schück, with Barbeau “translating” many of the lyrics from heavily French’d English into a more standardized tongue.

Salt is a French-American band, formed in 2016 during sessions for the Supercalifragile album by Game Theory at Abbey Road Studios in London. The band was formed around Ken Stringfellow (Posies/REM/Big Star) Anton Barbeau, and Stéphane Schück, all collaborators and friends of Scott Miller, despite never having met prior to recording that album together in Studio 2 at Abbey Road. Joined by Stéphane’s old bandmates, Fred Quentin on bass and Benoit Lautridou on drums, Salt rehearsed in Berlin and Paris to create a first album, The Loneliness of Clouds, which was recorded in 2017 in London (once more at Abbey Road) and in Paris. 

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The Loneliness Of Clouds will be released on Friday, June 7th 2019

By Rob Ross

Rob Ross has been involved in the music industry for over 30 years - as guitarist/singer/songwriter with The Punch Line, freelance journalist, producer, manager and working for independent and major record labels. He resides in Staten Island, New York with his wife and cats; he works out a lot, reads voraciously, loves Big Star, traveling down South and his orange Gretsch. He's pretty groovy!

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