Smart Barker’s jangle noir classic How Wicked We’ve Become is now available for download at CDBaby.
Here is Smart Barker’s cover of The Police’s “Truth Hits Everybody” recorded live in Bob’s basement. From the forthcoming album Triumvirate.
Give You The Creeps (Halloween Mix)
written by Pat Manley and Daniel Robinson
I am delighted to announce the publication of the first two books in my new series with Routledge—Engagements with Literature. As series editor, I am particularly pleased to present to the world two amazing books: Engagements with Close Reading by Annette Federico and Engagements with Narrative by Janine Utell. Please see my page here for more details!
Smart Barker is putting the finishing touches on its new record, Triumvirate—Falgie, Graybill, Robinson. The idea behind the record is to capture what we really sound like—especially since our last two albums feature pretty elaborate arrangements and songs that we can’t play. It’s a mix of songs from the MDP era (albums soon to be rebranded under the new name), with more from the first record, What Is All This Sweet Work Worth?, because we made that before Bob joined the band. There are a few surprising re-arrangements and a couple of interesting covers—including a tribute to another power trio (“triumvirate” get it?) The Police. The track listing is as follows:
- Heathen Eden
- Truth Hits Everybody
- Perfect Breasts
- My Head Is Bowed
- Only Son
- Nude For Satan
- The Gods Have Given Up On Immortality | We Belong Together
- Theodicy Club
- Have You Been Around?
- Coward Of The Conscience
- Not To Talk
No overdubs, warts and all, recorded in Bob’s basement, Triumvirate actually sounds great—like a band re-energized and ready to conquer the world!
Still mixing, but soon.