THE PAUL & JOHN: INNER SUNSET

The Paul & John is an exciting new collaboration between guitarist/vocalist songwriters Paul Myers and John Moremen. Inner Sunset proudly carries the Mystery Lawn Music imprint and is released on three formats, including 180-gram vinyl, on July 15, 2014.

Myers & Moremen both sing and play all the guitars on the recording, while John plays the drums and Paul plays the bass and wrote all the lyrics.

The two wrote all the songs together over three years at John’s studio in the Inner Sunset district of San Francisco, and then recorded and mixed the best of their collaborations with co-producer Allen Clapp (leader of The Orange Peels) at his Mystery Lawn studio in Sunnyvale, California. Once in the studio, Clapp proved to be a vital third ear in the arranging and presentation of the songs. Upon completion, Grammy nominated mastering engineer Myles Boisen gave the project its final sheen for record, at Headless Buddha, in Oakland.


“The Paul and John deftly fill a void in popular music and make something that hasn’t been heard this well in a long, long time. If you like your guitars to jingle, and your songs to be poppy confectionery, do make a date with the Paul and John. You won’t be disappointed that you did.”
Popmatters


Myers & Moremen find that their shared experiences and eclectic tastes blend perfectly in The Paul & John, resulting in a set of original songs that both are equally proud of.

John Moremen is best known as the lead guitarist in The Orange Peels, and has released several solid solo albums, and recently has operated as the leader of Flotation Device. Moremen was a member of D.C. band The Neighbors and the late, great Jimmy Silva’s Goat 5, and plays guitar withHalf Japanese, and on drums with ex-Flamin’ Groovies frontman Roy Loneyand the improvisational rock trio High Vulture (with MX- 80’s Bruce Anderson).

Paul Myers was the founder and songwriter for the Toronto-based 1990s power pop group The Gravelberrys, and composes electronic music as Flam!Additionally, he is a working journalist and the author of notable music biographies including A Wizard A True Star: Todd Rundgren In The Studio (Jawbone Press), and It Ain’t Easy: Long John Baldry And The Birth Of The British Blues (Greystone Books).

The duo successfully crowdfunded their vinyl and CD pressing. Read more about the project and watch their video on Kickstarter.

What the press is saying about Inner Sunset:

“The Paul and John deftly fill a void in popular music and make something that hasn’t been heard this well in a long, long time. If you like your guitars to jingle, and your songs to be poppy confectionery, do make a date with the Paul and John. You won’t be disappointed that you did.”
Popmatters

“With six weeks left before Labor Day, the summer of 2014 may just have found its perfect soundtrack.”
Popdose

“Pop-rock gourmets with impeccable taste and timing, the Paul and John have recorded a dazzling debut album that’s sure to draw hand-claps and high-fives left and right.”
Something Else!

“Highly Recommended and added to my top ten list for 2014.”
Powerpopaholic.com