Stereogum Premieres Invisible Familiar's "Clever Devil"
Invisible Familiars will be releasing the "Clever Devil" b/w "Digger's Invitation" 7" single on June 24 via Other Music Recording Co. before a full-length album due this fall. Stereogum has just premiered the A-Side, describing the song as "like T. Rex in a funhouse of horrors." The band will be celebrating its release on Saturday, July 5, in Brooklyn at Baby's All Right.
Invisible Familiars is led by Jared Samuel, a New York City-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has long made his living playing music, supporting a variety of NYC artists (most recently The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger and Cibo Matto). His talent, however, extends far beyond his work as a sideman, and when the time came for him to make an album of his own, he enlisted producer Michael Leonhart (Steely Dan/Yoko Ono), along with a group of friends and notable guest musicians, to bring his own music to full fruition.
"Clever Devil" is all at once snaky and vivid, with singer/songwriter Jared Samuel's acoustic guitar and mysterious, breathy melodies accented by little bursts of electronics and a guest spot from Stuart Bogie (Antibalas) on saxophone. The song provides a sneak-peek into the world of an extremely gifted musician, just starting to come into his own as a songwriter, armed with a kaleidoscopic vision, and a deft touch. Details on Invisible Familiars' debut album will be announced in the coming weeks, along with additional tour dates.