Tex Crick, has released a new video for “Peaches & Cream.” The singer/songwriter’s latest single is off his forthcoming release Live In…New York City, out March 26th on Mac’s Record Label (Label owned by Mac DeMarco). “Peaches & Cream,” is an ode to the simple moments of joy that can be overlooked in the presence of big life changes, led by piano and Crick’s croon: “Georgia peaches n’ cream // Coffee and a magazine // You’re livin’ the suburban dream // Oh, You’re a superstar // Life isn’t hard // When you’re dressin’ like a movie star.” The beautiful and simplistic sounds of this track, makes a great listen for everyone from the obsessive record collector (bagboys) to Grandma and Grandpa. FFO: Mac DeMarco, Silver Jews, Smog and Harry Nilsson.
Crick has collaborated with Iggy Pop, Weyes Blood, Kirin J. Callinan, and Connan Mockasin, Live In… New York City presents his own fleshed-out sound. Taking a leaf from piano-driven pop records of a bygone era, “the album is an homage to sentimentality, merging classic songcraft with a naturally delicate approach to instrumentation.”
In between tours, Crick settled down in New York City to write and record the aptly-named Live In…New York City. During this time, Crick was learning to tune and repair pianos from an old Steinway technician. While honing his skills as a piano repairman, Crick hauled a junk piano off the streets in Queens, NY back to his third-floor apartment where he turned and repaired the piano back to playable condition. With the addition of a microphone and a metronome, Crick began sketching out a string of ambitious love songs. The recordings were filled with background noises, clicks of Crick’s metronome, and organic sounds of bustling New York City streets. Crick embraced these raw sounds, adding background noises on purpose.
“The idea is to hold on to those little things,” says Crick. “No matter how far you go, hold on to your roots. Everyone can be a star. It’s not about money or fame; it’s how you live your daily life.”
The accompanying video, filmed in Japan like the video for lead single “Sometimes I Forget,” is detailed and eccentric. Throughout, Crick appears in various scenes – flipping through vintage magazines, wandering through the city in a suit, and wearing a leather get-up in a phone booth.
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