Static Songs

by Mike Uva

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Hook Boy 03:16
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My Manifesto 04:20
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Magic Marker 03:21
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Starlight 02:34
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Reunion 04:42

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released January 1, 2007

"Cleveland's best unknown songwriter strikes again. . . . Every couple of years, Cleveland songwriter Mike Uva tosses off an album of sublime jangle pop, tangled with wry, self-observant lyrics, melancholy chord progressions and encased in warmly lo-fi production values. . . . as catchy as Bob Pollard, as slyly subversive as Lou Barlow, as effortlessly melodic as Nick Salomon. . . . There are hooks everywhere you look here.” --PopMatters

“Mike mutters, croons, and casts his tunes with characters knowingly submitting to their nerves ('Like Water You Press') or their id ('Flip Me Over'). . . . Mike not only handles his words well, but understands the mechanics of classic tunesmanship.” --Ed Sotelo

“The strength in this release lies in the honesty and simplicity of its arrangements.” --I Rock Cleveland

“At times, Mike Uva's tunes remind us of The Feelies, Richard Thompson, and Ray Davies . . . and that's just the beginning. Instead of burying his songs in technology and too many overdubs, he presents them simply using only the bare essentials. . . . Love them gee-tars. Subtle smart pop tracks.” --Babysue

“Graced by tambourines, electric piano and stunning lyrical narratives, Uva's work seems to have found a balance between stripped-back instrumental grace, purposeful intention, and an intrepid flair for the quirky. . . . Grant-Lee Phillips once said that everyone needs a little sanctuary. Static Songs is exquisite . . . and just the ticket.” --Cool Cleveland

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"Sublime pop” —PopMatters

“[Uva's] songs stick around like old friends, their warmth, accessibility, and unshowy intelligence always welcome." —Blurt

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