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SPIN.COM PREMIERES GARY CALAMAR’S NEW VIDEO

SPIN.COM TO PREMIERE GARY CALAMAR’S NEW VIDEO FOR “SHE’S SO MID-CENTURY” OFF DEBUT RELEASE, YOU ARE WHAT YOU LISTEN TO

Calamar Also Asks That His Album Be Pulled from Spotify….If Only He Could Get Them to Return His Calls !

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LOS ANGELES, CA (TUESDAY NOVEMBER 11, 2014) – Noted musician, music supervisor and KCRW Disc Jockey Gary Calamar (www.garycalamar.com) announced today that the video for “She’s So Mid-Century” from his debut E.P. You Are What You listen To premiered today on Spin.com (spin.com link?). The lyric video was directed by New York City musician and filmmaker Kneel Cohen who also directed Calamar’s “I Got An Idea” video. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7rRK6V3mb4)

In further developments, Gary Calamar has requested that his songs be pulled from Spotify. Just last week, a certain multi platinum singer/songwriter requested her material be pulled from the streaming service. “I’d like to get my music pulled down too, except no one at Spotify will return my calls !” quipped Calamar with a smile.

You Are What You Listen To is Gary Calamar’s debut as a musician and songwriter of gloriously catchy, sparkly rock and roll songs, filled with abundant wit and melody.  Here’s what some of the country’s top tastemakers are saying:

“This is a killer EP and every track is filled to the brim with hooks, attitude and sublime pop musicality.” 

Mike Marrone (Sirius XM’s The Loft)

“There’s a lifetime of passion for pop music and the craft of recording in this bright shiny E.P. I particularly like “Giddy”, it sums up Gary’s enthusiasm for all things musical.” 

-Nic Harcourt (KCSN Los Angeles)

“One of the best rock albums that I’ve heard this year….Gary Calamar’s songs here are infused with great New Wave energy and hooks aplenty. Songs like “She’s So Mid-Century” and “I Got An Idea” are full-time pleasures.

-David Wild (Huffington Post, Rolling Stone)

“Gary’s songs are idiosyncratic gems. They’re reverent to great pop and classic rock but they have a spark of originality that is all Gary. They’re witty, catchy & fun and are a breath of fresh air.”

– Michael Shelley (WFMU New Jersey)

“One of the best rock albums that I’ve heard this year….Gary Calamar’s songs here are infused with great New Wave energy and hooks aplenty. Songs like “She’s So Mid-Century” and “I Got An Idea” are full-time pleasures.

David Wild (Huffington Post, Editor, Rolling Stone)

“The six songs are unpretentious, easygoing indie rock cuts that hearken back to ’80s Athens or ’90s Chapel Hill. – August Brown (Los Angeles Times)

“I Got an Idea” has the chugging crunch of T. Rex and The Kinks with a dash of Roxy Music. The man has long ago proven his musical taste is unerring. Turns out his writing and performing live up to that pedigree.” –Roy Trakin

Gary’s humble beginnings in the music business began behind the counter at LA’s finest record stores: Licorice Pizza (RIP), Moby Disc (RIP) and Rhino (RIP). From there he was offered a job at one of the world’s most influential radio stations, KCRW where he hosts a critically acclaimed show. Of late, he has had success writing the song “Let’s Boot and Rally” recorded by none other than Iggy Pop and remixing The Who’s “Eminence Front” (C.A.G.E. remix) http://bit.ly/1yrMYKR and T. Rex’s “Children of the Remix” http://bit.ly/1EmFZVz . He also co-authored the book Record Store Days: From Vinyl to Digital and Back Again.

For More Information, please contact Joshua Mills at It’s Alive! Media, 323-464-6314, josh@itsalivemedia.com ]

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