Invisible Familiars has signed to the Other Music Recording Co. who will release the “Clever Devil” b/w “Digger’s Invitation” 7″ single on June 24 before a full-length album this fall. The band has premiered the A-side, “Clever Devil,” today and will celebrate the single release in New York, July 5 at Baby’s All Right. “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.
Invisible Familiars is led by 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” 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.