Mike Bloom - King of Circles

Little Record Company

Mike Bloom - King of Circles

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Mike Bloom - King of Circles


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850 W Lincoln St
Phoenix AZ 85007
United States

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Los Angeles-based Mike Bloom is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who is co-founder of The Elected with Blake Sennett of Rilo Kiley and a member of Julian Casablan- cas’ band. After years of contributing to critically acclaimed recordings by Rilo Kiley, Jenny Lewis and others, his debut solo album King of Circles will be released June 7th on Pierre de Reeder’s (Rilo Kiley) Little Record Company.
All of the songs were written, most instruments played, and every song produced and mixed by Mike (with the exception of a few co-productions). His songwriting is at once uniquely his own, and curiously familiar. The warm, bedroom intimacy draws listeners in - there is a wealth of instrumentation and sonic detail augmenting the vocal/acoustic guitar center- piece. King of Circles was originally funded by actor Tobey Maguire before landing at de Reeder’s new label.
Songs with more than a little in common with the canon of
Carson McCullers abound on King of Circles. The scornful
woman in “Floataway Sinner” extracts revenge on her hap-
less victim, saying “Hold on baby, don’t you float away sinner,
Gonna pay for your acts, and that’s all” – her closing shot
reveals a moral compass off course when she explains, “...us long shots ain’t supposed to win clean”. “Butcher’s Paper” started life as a guitar piece he recorded – when Jenny Lewis heard it she whipped out a set of lyrics and recorded it over Mike’s playing and sent it back to him. An evocative love song with starkly vivid lyrics resulted with this refrain, “Wrapped in twine, the butcher’s paper, my bloody heart inside”. Longtime friend/bandmate Blake Sennett (Rilo Kiley, The Elected) contributes vocals on “Til It’s Over” (The Elected have an album coming out in May as well, Mike co-produced and plays a multitude of instruments) The title track addresses emotional ambiguity as a form of revenge; “Dry Land” paints the pic- ture of a long marriage at its expiration date with gentle acoustic guitar and Bloom’s lyric, “...this is the empty glass at the party’s end.” “Devil’s Island” can be heard in the new Sony Pictures thriller, The Roommate.
With his packed schedule touring and doing recording sessions, the songs were written and recorded over a period of years. “Some came directly from my bedroom demos and landed on the record almost untouched,” he explains “Some are much older than others, but they still felt like they belonged here.” Touring in the US and Europe, he honed the songs the old fashioned way, in front of live audiences.

Released June 7, 2011

01. Til It's Over
02. Buther's Paper
03. Afterthought to War
04. Red Light, Green Light
05. Gold Mine
06. Anything But This
07. Dry Land
08. Your Heart Left Town
09. Floataway Sinner
10. Devil's Island
11. Top of the World
12. King of Circles