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Harper Simon Premiere Video For New Single ‘Bonnie Brae’

Harper Simon releases first single from his sophomore effort ‘Division Street’.

Harper Simon
has premiered the music video for ‘Bonnie Brae’, which is the first single off his sophomore album ‘Division Street’, which was directed by George Salisbury, who is best known for his work with The Flaming Lips.

Out on March 26th in the US and April 1st in the Rest Of The World, ‘Division Street’ explores new sonic territories for Harper, giving his acoustic guitar a rest so he can showcase his electric guitar talents. He cites his musical influences growing up in New York as Little Richard, The Kinks, Big Star, Hank Williams, Pixies, Television, Muddy Waters, T-Rex,  The Who and X.
Simon co-produced ‘Division Street’ with Tom Rothrock, who produced three albums for Elliott Smith and Beck amongst many others.
I felt challenged and inspired by the idea of making a modern psychedelic folk-rock album,” says Simon. “Elliott Smith was very influenced by the Beatles but my guitar playing is more influenced by Keith Richards. And I kept wanting to emphasize more lo-fi elements.”

‘Division Street’ was recorded with a small number of guest musicians—including Pete Thomas from Elvis Costello’s Attractions on drums, Nikolai Fraiture from The Strokes on bass, vocals by Inara George, Feist’s musical director Brian LeBarton playing synths, as well as Nate Walcott from Bright Eyes and Wilco’s Mikael Jorgensen.

Check out the brand new music video for ‘Bonnie Brae‘ below!

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