WONDER LUST. THE NEW RECORD
“New Sincerity Works hits you with staggeringly beautiful pieces…” so says WVXU FM Cincinnati. With their latest release, the band has broadened its melodic indie sound. These ten songs tell the stories of hearts, lips, Kentucky on Ohio and the comings and goings of the luster, lore and lure of love and lust.
The pensive and lush third album was recorded in the band’s Fruit Hill studio and will be released September 19, 2017 on Butter Records. Available on digital download, CD, streaming and vinyl formats. It was produced by band leader Mike Tittel, mixed by Mike Landis and mastered by legendary Greg Calbi.
New Sincerity works is comprised of veteran musicians of The Loud Family, The Bears/pyschodots/Adrian Belew, Roger Klug Power Trio, The Great Modern and Kari Klara. Led by veteran drummer/songwriter Mike Tittel, the band is comprised of pals and longtime musicians and Cincinnati musical staples: Roger Klug, Bob Nyswonger, Mike Landis, Greg Tudor and Lauren Bray. The band started in 2013 and creates urgent, honest, heart on your sleeve music. Their music has previously invited comparisons to Alex Chilton, Guided By Voices, Paul Westerberg, Phoenix, and Rogue Wave. The band has hosted several packed shows in Cincinnati at The Woodward Theater and MOTR Pub. The band is currently gearing up for select shows this fall and winter.
REVIEWS OF The two previous records
Nowadays (2015 Butter) and "44" (2013 Butter) have garnered good reviews.
“A sparkling collection of melodic gems.” PUREPOP RADIO
“...the best Side A of any record from a Cincinnati-based band since The Afghan Whigs' 1998 masterwork Gentlemen. “ unclumsy
"...a penchant for clever wordplay, ringing guitar anthemics and Beatlesque melodies..." CITYBEAT MAGAZINE
"44 is a remarkably accomplished debut effort, with Tittel’s songwriting being the prime reason." CITYBEAT MAGAZINE
003 Butter Records
01 I’ve Got You
02 Just Like Vapor*
03 Love to Love the Love*
04 Midwest Reverie
05 Without Us
06 Find Your Way Home
07 The Company We Keep
08 Wonder Lust*
09 To Be Kissed Like That
10 Hearts Transplanted
Mike Tittel Songs, singing, guitars, drums and other instruments.
Mike has played with Roger Klug Power Trio and The Loud Family.
Roger Klug Guitars and singing.
Roger has played with Roger Klug Power Trio and The Willies.
Greg Tudor Drums, singing and pedal steel.
Greg has played with Kari Klara and Roger Klug Power Trio.
Bob Nyswonger Bass and singing.
Bob has played with The Bears, pyschodots, The Raisins, Tickled Pink and Adrian Belew.
Mike Landis Guitars, keyboards and singing. Engineering.
Mike has played with The Great Modern and Promenade.
Lauren Bray Singing and keyboards.
The record was produced by Mike Tittel at Fruit Hill and mixed by Mike Landis at Raw Sugar Sound. It was mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound. Fruit Hill is Tittel's studio in Cincinnati Ohio.
The recording was performance based with minimal editing. No autotune or beat doctoring was involved and a generally lose capture-it-live aesthetic was embraced.
The songs were written in 2015 over Thanksgiving vacation to accompany a book of photographs. In the end the photographs were deemed to personal to release but the songs' universal themes seemed relatable and were edited into this record.
The cover painting is Mata Atlantica #2 by Los Angeles artist, Aaron Morse. Arron is a Los Angeles based artist. His work is in major collections including MOMA. Album Design by Butter.
REVIEWS OF WONDER LUST
“A pleasant, refreshing and at times, unexpected trek down the rabbit hole of late 80’s lushness and alternative, power-pop guitar driven bliss. Like bands such as The Talking Heads and The Cars, New Sincerity Works is bursting with the potential to completely rewrite the book of what alternative should be; or what its limitations are.” ALTERNATIVE NATION
“New Sincerity Works sounds like the name of a cult but fear not, they’re actually a pretty good rock band that counts Spoon and New Pornographers among their influences. Like both of those bands, NSW’s songs are driven by warm and punchy melodies.” HUFFINGTON POST
“It reminds me of Big Star. It's like if OK GO didn't suck…it's like The Shins without the pretense. A perfect mix of power pop and folk-rock. It's summoning all the best things Wilco ever did…a pretty fucking perfect album.” NOW HEAR THIS MUSIC
The sextet’s music is correspondingly buoyant to bursting, yet meticulously constructed with the same artistry as the lovely sleeve art, presenting luxuriously-produced indie rock, new wave, Game Theory/Posies power pop, 6/8 Britpop swayers, and Midwestern Wilco roots-pop. THE BIG TAKE OVER MAGAZINE
New Sincerity Works picks up where tri-monikered bands (Apples In Stereo) left off in tone of both guitar and sentiment, though taking a decidedly more warped route to get there. Nostalgic and galactic all the same, Wonder Lust perfectly captures studio frustration-cum-triumph. MOXIPOP
Power-pop, Americana, and space-rock all vie for dominance, but settle for synergistic co-existence on the heartfelt and uplifting Wonder Lust. DELUSIONS OF ADEQUACY