4/29/2020

Chuck Prophet Shares “Nixonland” From 'The Land That Time Forgot' Out August 21

 
Chuck Prophet Shares “Nixonland” From The Land That Time Forgot 
New Album Out August 21 on Yep Roc Records
 
Watch “Nixonland” Video via MAGNET
 
Today, Chuck Prophet shares "Nixonland” the third single from the San Francisco musician's forthcoming record The Land That Time Forgot set for an August 21 release on Yep Roc Records.
 
"My family did used to go to San Clemente on vacation,” says Prophet. “Camping there under the stars. Hunting for grunion at night under a full moon. Grunion hunting is a trip and a half. Running along the shore at midnight under a full moon with a bucket. You can see the waves glitter and sparkle with these silvery little fish as they wash up on the sand. I remember a Secret Service guy stopped us as we were running along the shore. I looked up and could see it, high on a cliff: Nixon's “Western White House.” I also remember a field trip in fourth grade to a place in La Habra, California that had a plaque that read something like, “This was once the site of Richard Nixon’s first law office.” Yes, yes, your tax dollars hard at work. He was everywhere! I actually looked that up. Googled it. Afraid that I may have dreamed that up. It’s true. It happened. The building is now gone but they took some bricks from it and the plaque is still there." Here's proof.
 
Prophet has described The Land That Time Forgot as a "21st Century Exorcism" from Silicon Valley to the White House, originally inspired by the never-ending gentrification he's witnessed in his hometown. 
 
While the Bay Area stalwart has recorded "over a dozen solo albums that just keep getting better" (NPR Music) in the region, the sessions for The Land That Time Forgot took place in Upstate New York after Prophet found himself priced out of his regular haunts. With fresh distance, he explores the hope, despair and melancholy wonder of his native San Francisco like never before.
 
Prophet previously released “Best Shirt On,” which reflects on current state of events, the driving “Marathon,” which channels the deceivingly joyous dance-a-thons of the Great Depression, and the album’s closing call-to-arms “Get Off the Stage.” Most of the record’s dozen songs were co-written by Prophet and klipschutz, his longtime collaborator, and produced with Kenny Siegal (Langhorne Slim, Amanda Palmer, The New Pornographers).
 
 
The Land That Time Forgot Tracklisting
Best Shirt On
High As Johnny Thunders
Marathon
Paying My Respects to the Train
Willie and Nilli
Fast Kid
Love Doesn’t Come from the Barrel of a Gun
Nixonland
Meet Me at the Roundabout
Womankind
Waving Goodbye
Get Off the Stage
 
 

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