Jill Sobule Launches Kickstarter Campaign for Firsst Album in 8 Years
Jill Sobule has written and commenced recording a new album called NOSTALGIA KILLS which she describes as "an album of short-story songs; an autobiographical look-back and an acknowledgment of the present. There are sad songs here, but even they have a dash of hope and humor and a hint of redemption and forgiveness."NOSTALGIA KILLS is being produced by Ben Lee and there are guest performances by Wayne Kramer, John Doe and Roger Manning. When it is released next year, it will be her first album of her own material in eight years. Sobule's 1995 song "I Kissed a Girl" (the original!) was the first Billboard top 20 hit ever to celebrate a same-sex romance, in spite of being blacklisted by numerous radio stations throughout the Bible Belt. That same album also included the song "Supermodel," which played during the iconic bathtub scene in the movie "Clueless." Since then, Sobule has released four critically acclaimed records of her own material: Happy Town, Pink Pearl, Underdog Victorious, and California Years. The latter, released in 2008 was one of the very first crowd-funded records and foreshadowed the subsequent creation of Kickstarter. In 2015, Sobule released Dottie's Charms, a literary concept record, which was launched by Harper's Magazine and featured co-writes with some of America's finest authors, including Luc Santé, Jonathan Letham, and Rick Moody. The Kickstarter campaign launches today and can be found at http://kck.st/2hnpdUk.