Adam Arcuragi

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Adam Arcuragi
OriginAtlanta, GA / Philadelphia, PA
LabelsThe Moon Recording Co., Thirty Tigers, High Two
Associated actsThese United States, The War on Drugs, Matt Pond PA
Websitewww.adamarcuragimusic.com
MembersAdam Arcuragi
Past membersCharlie Hall, Jack Carter, David Hartley, Matt Luyk, Robbie Bennett, Maryanne Doman, Shaun Flemming

Adam Arcuragi is an American-born artist and producer from Georgia, who lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for many years. He is credited with being the founder of the musical genre Death Gospel.[1]

Adam's debut album (untitled) was praised for his complex and often introspective lyrics and his voice garnered comparisons to Nick Drake[2] and Van Morrison. Songs from the album were featured on stations and sites such as NPR's All Songs Considered. In 2008, Arcuragi recorded a La Blogotheque/Take-Away Show in New York City and the same year released his EP 'Soldiers For Feet'.

Arcuragi released his second full-length album titled I am become joy in September 2009. The album included collaborations with singer Dawn Landes, Jesse Elliott of These United States. The backing vocals on I Am Become Joy were meant to sound like that of a "ramshackle choir as though each song was tracked in a different church across the wide swath of Route 80 that cuts from southern Georgia to Mississippi".

"Like A Fire That Consumes All Before It" was released on January 31, 2012, on Thirty Tigers. The album premiered on NPR's "First Listen".[3] Positive album reviews appeared on NPR,[4] Paste,[5] The Washington Post, The Huffington Post,[6] Prefix,[7] Impose, Time Out New York, The Portland Mercury and many others.

Arcuragi recorded an NPR Tiny Desk Concert with Bob Boilen,[8] three Daytrotter Sessions, and toured extensively through the United States and Europe, under his name as well as with SPURS. Reviews, Interviews and articles appeared in Rolling Stone, Paste Magazine, American Songwriter, on NPR, in The L Magazine, Magnet, The Philadelphia Weekly and The Washington Post, The Austin Chronicle, The Guardian UK, Huffington Post and many others. He recorded a 78 Project that was featured on The BBC[9]

Arcuragi has performed with legendary artists such as Ringo Starr [10] and Eric Burdon (of The Animals), and has also co-written several songs with renowned songwriter Jeff Barry.

Since moving to LA in 2014, Adam's musical interests expanded into production and songwriting. He has produced, co-written and collaborated with artists and artists Sondre Lerche, Laura Burhen (Mynabirds), HOLLOVVS, Katt and Fabian Simon. Arcuragi has also written multiple songs for critically acclaimed shows such as SEARCH PARTY and THE PATH, and is one half of the project THE MOONLESS NIGHTS with Jesse Epstein.

He currently lives in Silver Lake, CA.

Discography[edit]

Untitled (2006)
Soldiers for Feet EP (2008)
I am become joy (2009)
Like A Fire That Consumes All Before It... (2012)
Untitled Album (Forthcoming 2018)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-10-29. Retrieved 2012-11-19.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Adam Arcuragi - Adam Arcuragi | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic.
  3. ^ "First Listen: Adam Arcuragi, 'Like a Fire That Consumes All Before It...'". NPR.org.
  4. ^ "Adam Arcuragi". NPR.
  5. ^ "Paste Music - Guides to the Best Albums, Reviews and Live Music Video".
  6. ^ ""Hell No (I'm Not Alright")": A Nanci Griffith Video, Plus Conversations with Scorpions' Klaus Meine and Adam Arcuragi". HuffPost. February 2012.
  7. ^ http://www.prefixmag.com/reviews/adam-arcuragi/like-a-fire-that-consumes-all-before-it/60804/
  8. ^ https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=122365099
  9. ^ "78 Project replicates original vinyl recording style". BBC News. 11 May 2012.
  10. ^ "Ringo Starr turns 75, with help from musician friends and fans". Los Angeles Times. 7 July 2015.

External links[edit]

  • www.adamarcuragi.com