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Kiss Her You Dummy cover

Posted on July 11, 2017

If The Simple Carnival ever performs live, there’s a new backup vocalist that I can call.

Kiss Her You Dummy (Jason on background lyrics)

Interview in Stereo World magazine

Posted on April 01, 2017

I was interviewed about The Simple Carnival’s 3D music videos in the latest issue of Stereo World.

Scroll down to read the interview or download it as a pdf.

I <3 Japan

Posted on March 31, 2017

Thanks to dessinee in Japan for stocking The Simple Carnival’s Smitten CD! You can read all about it here. (An English translation can be found here.)

Smitten t-shirt and CD giveaway

Posted on February 28, 2017

Got a very nice writeup from German web site Soundkartell…and will be giving away a free Smitten t-shirt and signed Smitten CD!

Read the article in German here…or the English translation here.

Girls Aliens Food makes Best of 2017 list

Posted on February 23, 2017

The Simple Carnival’s Girls Aliens Food — released in 2008 — made one website’s list for being among the best albums of January 2017. Better late than never, I suppose! 🙂

Powerpopaholic reviews the Smitten album

Posted on February 21, 2017

A nice review of the Smitten album from Powerpopaholic!

 

When I Skyped into The New York Stereoscopic Association’s meeting last week, someone remarked, “You look like you’re on the Space Shuttle!”

I never thought of my studio as a spaceship, but I like the concept!

A big thanks to John Zelenka and Rosalie Chandler for being such gracious hosts. I wish I lived closer so I could have attended in person!

(Photo credit: Jim Harp)

Interview with Bill Everatt at Celtica Radio

Posted on February 18, 2017

I had the pleasure of speaking with Bill Everatt at Celtica Radio about the Smitten album. Listen in as I spill the beans about the song “Elizabeth’s House.”

Today’s the big day — The Simple Carnival’s Smitten album is finally here!

All CD pre-orders have shipped. Download links have been sent out to everyone who pre-ordered the album. And if you haven’t ordered anything yet, what are you waiting for? 🙂

(Don’t forget — you can also get the album from Bandcamp, iTunes, CD Baby, or Amazon.)

Thank you SO MUCH for your love, support, and patience over the years. Enjoy the music!

The Simple Carnival – Smitten (3D anaglyph)

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POSTS FROM THE 14 DAYS OF THE SIMPLE CARNIVAL

Day 1: Girls Aliens Food album
Day 2: Really Really Weird remixes
Day 3: GIVEAWAY! Last t-shirt standing
Day 4: “Bittersweet”: The Simple Carnival song you’ve never heard
Day 5: “Tornado” animated storyboard
Day 6: GIVEAWAY! A one-of-a-kind Simple Carnival ViewMaster reel!
Day 7: The making of the “Smitten” 3D music video
Day 8: “Smitten” cheesy laptop demo
Day 9: The making of “The Problem with Friends” music video
Day 10: The making of the “Everything that Grownups Know” music video
Day 11: The making of the “A Geek Like Me” music video
Day 12: GIVEAWAY! Inframan VHS tape prop
Day 13: GIVEAWAY! The Simple Carnival CD collection
Day 14: I wrote some songs…and you won’t believe what happened next

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Get The Simple Carnival’s fantastic final album, Smitten, from Bandcamp, iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon, or simplecarnival.com!

14-days-of-the-simple-carnival-03Welcome to Day 13 of the 14 Days of The Simple Carnival!

Every day until February 14 (Valentine’s Day), I’ll be posting one cool, free Simple Carnival thing.

On February 14, The Simple Carnival’s new (and final) album, Smitten, will be released. It’s been nine years since The Simple Carnival has released an album, so I’d like to celebrate the occasion by sharing a bunch of good stuff over these 14 days.

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So tomorrow is the big day — The Simple Carnival’s final album, Smitten, will be released.

Why is this the final album?

The short version is that the album’s companion project, Smitten 3D, has opened a whole new set of possibilities for me as an artist. By making these 3D music videos for the Smitten album, I discovered that I really love to make films. So after the Smitten 3D project is complete a few years from now, that’s exactly what I’ll be doing — making animated, narrative films…as well as composing the soundtrack music to those films.

Making films is far more demanding than just making music, especially when it’s essentially a one man operation, as I expect my films to be. I will not have the bandwidth to create more music under The Simple Carnival banner as well as take on this related — but different — challenge.

Even though I will be closing the book on The Simple Carnival’s music, I won’t be shutting down this site or disappearing from the internet. CDs and downloads will still be sold, orders will still be fulfilled. The Simple Carnival’s music will continue to exist on streaming sites. I just won’t be releasing any new material under The Simple Carnival’s name. The Simple Carnival’s oeuvre is complete.

So, speaking of The Simple Carnival’s oeuvre, onto today’s Simple Carnival thing…CDs!

If you look at the Shop section of this site, you will see…some of The Simple Carnival’s CDs for sale. You can’t get the Me and My Arrow EP, the Menlo Park EP, or the Sonic Rescue League album on CD from this site. That’s because I have only ONE remaining copy of each of these CDs.

I’m giving these copies — as well as the American release of Girls Aliens Food and a brand new Smitten CD — away for FREE today to one lucky Simple Carnival fan.

I’ll pay for shipping to anywhere in the world. To get a chance to win these CDs, however, you must tell me the correct answer to the following trivia question before midnight EST tonight:

What movie is this Halloween costume from?

Send your response to The Simple Carnival’s Facebook account. The winner’s name will be drawn out of a hat. The name will be announced here on this site as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

UPDATE (February 14, 2017): And the winner is…Lawrence Kaufman! Congrats!

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POSTS FROM THE 14 DAYS OF THE SIMPLE CARNIVAL

Day 1: Girls Aliens Food album
Day 2: Really Really Weird remixes
Day 3: GIVEAWAY! Last t-shirt standing
Day 4: “Bittersweet”: The Simple Carnival song you’ve never heard
Day 5: “Tornado” animated storyboard
Day 6: GIVEAWAY! A one-of-a-kind Simple Carnival ViewMaster reel!
Day 7: The making of the “Smitten” 3D music video
Day 8: “Smitten” cheesy laptop demo
Day 9: The making of “The Problem with Friends” music video
Day 10: The making of the “Everything that Grownups Know” music video
Day 11: The making of the “A Geek Like Me” music video
Day 12: GIVEAWAY! Inframan VHS tape prop
Day 13: GIVEAWAY! The Simple Carnival CD collection
Day 14: I wrote some songs…and you won’t believe what happened next

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Get The Simple Carnival’s fantastic final album, Smitten, from Bandcamp, iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon, or simplecarnival.com!

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