"I blame it all on that damn little blue turntable. The kiddie one with the lid that closes and the pneumatic drill bit masquerading as a needle. Powder blue. Built in flip-up 45 adapter. The one that played The Cars' debut on Elektra and Live At Budokan and countless other slabs of vinyl whenever the WLS-AM Top 40 countdown wasn't pouring out of the clock radio."
My Record Player is the new band fronted by Mark Balletto, guitarist for acclaimed Chicago quintet Dolly Varden.
"Come Around" is the debut album. 10 powerful tracks full of catchy hooks, ringing guitars and smart songwriting.
Produced by Mark Balletto with additional production and engineering by Jay Bennett, "Come Around" was recorded primarily n Chicago at Bennett's Pieholden Sound studio in 2003. The record was mixed by Jeff Powell (Afghan Whigs, Big Star) at Perfect Sound Studios in Bolingbrook, IL.
"Come Around" features a talented roster of musicians including Jay Bennett, Steve Dawson & Diane Christiansen, Gerald Dowd & Grant Tye (Robbie Fulks), Brad Peterson and Peter Stuart.
And the legendary Memphis Horns, Wayne Jackson and Andrew Love, contribute their classic sound to the tracks "Good News" and "Terry".
My Record Player will be performing worldwide throughout 2004 in support of "Come Around".