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Robert Schwartzman and Friends

Musician, producer, songwriter, artist. I love to make people happy.

Son of Stan

Son of Stan is the solo project and band of songwriter Jordan Richardson (Drummer for Ben Harper, Ringo Starr). The creative debut album is set for release in 2013 and was produced by Adam Lasus (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah) and shocases a unique, psychedelic style that Richardson calls "Divorce Pop".

The sound of his forthcoming album, due for release in 2013, though hard to pinpoint, range in influence from the darker side of 80's pop such as Joe Jackson, Phil Collins, R. Stevie Moore, (and even Hall and Oates) to more, even heavier, stonier psychedelic nods.

Richardson told Dallas based blog Central Track: "It's a little difficult to describe the sound of it, but there is a definite aesthetic goal in mind with the record. There are a lot of songs from my childhood in the mid 80's that when I hear now they give me a totally unsettling feeling (songs I refer to as "divorce pop", though my parents remain happily married) and remind me of the pains of being dragged around by my mom on hot Saturday afternoons in 1989, to a weird strip mall women's clothing store called 'Show Off Fashion'. I want to make songs that convey that feeling and mood. "North Texas Unsettling Childhood Memory Pop". or maybe "Divorce Pop". The song "Corsica" is definitely about that, I think. Both sonically and in subject matter... I dunno. Its weird and you can dance to it, but I hope it makes you feel a little funny.

Coming off 2014’s album Steady, Act As If has spent the past two years performing at buzzing LA venues like The Bootleg, The Troubadour, The Satellite, The Hi Hat, and others. Their single “Oh My My” was discovered by DJ/radio tastemaker Kat Corbett at the world famous KROQ FM, which led to regular airplay on KROQ Locals Only and two KROQ showcases. The band has also enjoyed consistent success in the sync & licensing world over the past few years – placing songs from various releases with a wide array of TV networks including ABC, MTV, CBS, and several others. Act As If’s upcoming EP Lovers Online will be released in Sept 2016 and is already getting blog love for its first single “All the Girls.”

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