All Things Considered Story on Presidents Project

Nice Monster’s principal songwriter, Matthew Gerken has collaborated with Christian Kiefer and Jefferson on an ambitious recording of songs for each US Presidency. Today, this project was a feature story on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered:

Presidents’ Songs: Of Legends And ‘Mortal Men’

 

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A new collection of songs called Of Great and Mortal Men spans 43 presidents and 220 years of American history.

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“William McKinley (Czolgosz’s Dream)”

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All Things Considered, October 8, 2008 – In just 27 days, Americans go to the polls to pick the 44th president of the United States. While some of the first 43 have become larger-than-life figures, others are all but forgotten. But songwriters Christian Kiefer, Jefferson Pitcher and Matthew Gerken, with the help of many stalwarts of indie rock, look to shed light on the lives and quirks of these men. They’ve composed original songs and music in a new collection called Of Great and Mortal Men, which features 43 songs spanning three CDs and more than 220 years of American history.

For more, please consult: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=95509966

 

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~ by jmatthewgerken on October 9, 2008.

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