Mo Troper Announces New Album ‘Svengali’, Shares New Single ‘The Billy Joel Fan Club’

    Portland power-pop musician Mo Troper has announced his next LP, Svengali, which will be out May 3 on Lame-O Records. Featuring the previously released single ‘For You to Sing’, the record follows last year’s MTV as well as his recent Jon Brion tribute album, Troper Sings Brion. Check out Troper’s new track ‘The Billy Joel Fan Club’ below.

    “When I was a kid I was literally forbidden from talking about the Beatles at the dinner table,” Troper explained in a statement. “I could only listen to music in the basement or through headphones. As a result I feel a lot of shame whenever my enthusiasm for anything is apparent. I apologize constantly for being excited about things. ‘The Billy Joel Fan Club’ is about falling in love with someone who shares your specific interests and nurtures your enthusiasm. It is a true story, about someone who founded and asked me to participate in something called The Billy Joel Fan Club. To bring it full circle, I tried to make it sound exactly like a Paul McCartney song from 1967.”

    Troper Sings Brion Cover Artwork:

    Troper Sings Brion Tracklist:

    1. Bleach
    2. The Billy Joel Fan Club
    3. Too Far Gone (Chainman’s Theme)
    4. Spark World
    5. You Always Loved Me
    6. The Face of Kindness
    7. You Called Me Your Baby
    8. For You To Sing
    9. A Piece of You Broken Through My Heart
    10. Recipe For Loving
    11. Good Hair
    12. Before I Went Bad
    13. Push Around

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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