September 30th, 2010 | By
While the term “best kept secret” is often tossed around a little too loosely, this really is the case for My Own Pet Radio. It is the name given to the bedroom recording indulgence of Sam Cromack – frontman, songwriter and vocalist for Ball Park Music – and is astonishing, to say the least – so to see this often-impossible-to-play-live music on the stage is a very rare event. With a new album entitled Unidentified Flying Collection Of Songs under his arm ready for a debut release, Cromack and his crack team of musicians – drummer Ryan Strathie (Hungry Kids of Hungary), best friend and jack of all trades Ben Fahey and ex-Mapletons bassist Carl Roosmale-Cocq – will launch the project live at The Troubadour, Sunday October 3.
With a similar DIY ethic you might find in Apples In Stereo, The Microphones, Neutral Milk Hotel or any Rob Schneider production, these albums are the sound of Cromack alone in his bedroom, playing all the instruments, cutting up drums and pasting sounds and making music for himself like no one else is listening. For years he recorded his noodlings, gathered songs and filled hard drives, only occasionally assembling a collection for friends and family to hear and strictly them alone.
It wasn’t until he distributed his second outing as My Own Pet Radio a little wider than usual that he garnered a response to the material he took notice of and thus, Unidentified Flying Collection of Songs was deemed worthy of artwork, a proper CD pressing and a soft release.
with special guests Arundel and Dreaming In The Real World
Sunday October 3 | The Troubadour (Brisbane)
8PM / $5
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