Paleo signs with Brooklyn’s Partisan Records, keeps on touring

Open Webster’s Dictionary and look up “DIY.” What you’ll probably find is a picture of David Andrew Strackany.  The singer-songwriter (who is better known as Paleo) has played over 700 self-booked shows since he quietly burst on the scene in 2004 and even released his latest effort, A New Day, on cassette tape. While Strackany has already proven his mettle with a song diary project that saw him write a song a day for a whole year, he remains unsatisfied with his body of work. In 2008, he admitted to Tape Op magazine that he was still trying to “make a great record,” adding, “that’s the gold star in this business.”

Now it looks like the nomadic do-it-yourselfer is finally going to get a little help. He’s just signed with Partisan Records, and the Brooklyn-based imprint is slated to release his third LP, A View of the Sky, on September 28th. The title track features jubilant horn blasts, and album highlight “World’s Smallest Violin” is an upbeat departure from some of the downtempo, introspective tunes in the Paleo catalog.

Even though DIY enthusiasts will question the deal — which makes him labelmates with fellow alt-folkies Delorean and down-south alt-country rockers Deer Tick – Strackany still isn’t straying too far from his self-sufficent roots.He just released a self-shot video for “Rivers Dry” and is currently in the midst of a 30-date tour that ends in early September. Check out the video below, then catch a show at one of his upcoming stops.  The dates are mostly coffee shops and extremely small venues, so inquire about tickets locally.

Check Out:
“World’s Smallest Violin”

“Rivers Dry”

Paleo 2010 Tour Dates:
08/02 – Lowell, MA @ The Sock Hop
08/03  -Brooklyn, NY @ The Forgotten Works
08/04 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Danger Danger Gallery
08/06 – Washington, DC @ Mid City Cafe
08/07 – Athens, OH @ The Donkey
08/08 – Lexington, KY @ The Hive
08/09 – Nashville, TN @ Betty’s
08/11 – Huntsville, AL @ Moon Folk Fest
08/13 – Little Rock, AR @ Hollow House
08/14 – Shreveport, LA @ The Collective
08/15 – Denton, TX @ Dan’s Silverleaf
08/16 – Dallas, TX @ Mountain House
08/17 – Austin, TX -@ Carousel Lounge
08/18 – Houston, TX @ The Mink
09/19 – Lafayette, LA @ Caffe Cottage
08/21 – Mobile, AL @ Blind Mule
08/23 – Tallahassee, FL @ The Mansion
08/24 – Gainesville, FL @ The Civic Media Center
08/26 – Winter Park, FL @ Austin’s
08/27 – St. Augustine, FL @ Nobby’s Tavern
08/30 – Athens, GA @ Go Bar
09/01 – Auburn, AL @ Gnu’s
09/02 – Birmingham, AL @ The Firehouse
09/10 – Raleigh, NC @ Marsh Woodwinds
09/11 – Greenville, NC @ Tipsy Teapot
09/12 – Wilmington, NC @ Bottega Art Bar
09/14 – Richmond, VA @ The Camel
09/18 – Johnstown, PA @ 709
09/23 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
09/26 – Madison, WI @ Project Lodge
09/29 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown

* = w/ Zee Avi

Photo via Cary Norton Photographs


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