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Member News: Michael Hirsch Releases Puppies Of The Victorian Era
Posted on Friday, February 10 @ 06:34:40 MST by roadrash
 New Artist - Alternativemuzikman writes "
This is the story of an obscure, eccentric, indie folk singer from Boston.  Michael Hirsch questions reality and the depths of the music industry.  “Where is all the creativity, the raw emotion and where did all the real music go?”  Hirsch definitely addresses these questions in his new release Puppies of the Victorian Era.

Michael Hirsch Promotional PhotoMichael Hirsch is quickly establishing himself as a premier solo artist.  Obviously, his music and live performances are truly appreciated across the pond as crowds welcome him with open arms during frequent tours of Europe.  Additionally, Michael sells the majority of his CDs overseas; he is moving five times as many units in Europe as he is in the US.   Hirsch will tour this spring and summer and will travel throughout the Northeast and Canada in support of  Puppies of the Victorian Era.

Hirsch is a singer songwriter by trade but often contemplates playing the role of a front man.  His definition of his genre is different than most.  He explains, “I mean I’m on stage as an individual, I am by myself.  I still haven’t lost my punk rock roots. My live shows involve jumping, screaming, and cursing.  If I’m not sweating by the first chorus of the first song than I am doing something wrong.  I want to take the folk singer and break the stereotype of a guy sitting on a stool singing sensitive songs about his feelings as the audience sips coffee.”

Although Hirsch plays to his own tune, he credits a few influences along the way. He looks to the Cure for their raw emotion and hopelessness mixed with their occasional happiness.  Additionally, Hirsch admits that REM, to this day continues to assist his writing and singing abilities.  Finally, he credits Tori Amos, Barenaked Ladies, and Wilco for the separate stamp each has placed on his young and talented career.

Puppies of the Victorian Era, produced by Frank Hopkins and mastered by Nick Moon, is complex, intelligent, and it exhibits genuine artistic growth.  The first single, “Queen Vanessa” shows evidence of something special.  Hirsch creates a larger sound than ever before and the superior production pays huge dividends for his vocal range.  Hirsch takes the listener on an intense journey and has the ability to tell stories that we all identify with. 
For more information, visit the Michael Hirsch website.  He offers The Twilight EP to download free.  Expect to see Puppies of the Victorian Era on sale this month.

"If I could write acceptable, pop stuff then I would. However, I’ll just have to accept that my songs are odd, quirky, different little pop ditties that may go over the heads of 9 out of 10 members of a judging panel.  As long as there is one guy smiling at the song nodding his head, then I’m happy"
-Michael Hirsch (on song competitions)

Michael Hirsch
5th Night Records
34 Royal Crest Dr Box 12
N Andover MA  01845
Phone:  617-875-9464

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