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Neatly Real: Clippings

On Chapped Laps, the opening track "Rearranging" kicks things off with melodic, mid-tempo pop rock that segues smoothly into "Skip the City," a retro 80's sounding rocker with a quirky woodwind solo. The hauntingly pretty "Life is in Motion" - perhaps the pivotal song on Chapped Laps - slinks in after the rocking "...City" like a quiet, romantic moment shared by long lost lovers. The post-Beatle Paul McCartney-esque "Our Bond is Music" is a perfectly pretty follow-up to the balladry of "Life is in Motion." The last listed song on Chapped Laps is "Your Love is Strong," a saxophone propelled number that leads into the hidden track, "A Little Song for Diane." At only one minute and 39 seconds, "A Little Song for Diane" features Gary's somber but beautiful piano playing as he implores Diane to join him to "go somewhere and play".
Carl Cunningham (Nov 19, 2007)
MEDIA ADVISORY
Contact: Gary Vandelay
Phone: 903-681-0799

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – DECEMBER/18, 2007


TEXAS-BASED ROCKERS SET TO RELEASE DEBUT RECORD

With a band leader holed up in Athens, Texas and the remaining members calling musically diverse Austin home, the Texas rock band known as Neatly Real has set February 12, 2008 for the release of Chapped Laps, the debut EP.

Released by Trial Records, the EP is designed by Josh Clancy (Panic! At The Disco, Hawthorne Heights) and the mixing engineer is Ken Lewis (Lenny Kravitz, The Beastie Boys, Fall Out Boy, David Byrne).

Chapped Laps' opening track "Rearranging" kicks things off with melodic, mid-tempo pop rock that segues smoothly into "Skip the City," a retro 80’s sounding rocker with a quirky woodwind solo. The hauntingly pretty "Life is in Motion" - perhaps the pivotal song on Chapped Laps - slinks in after the rocking "...City" like a quiet, romantic moment shared by long lost lovers.

The post-Beatle Paul McCartney-esque "Our Bond is Music" is a perfectly pretty follow-up to the balladry of "Life is in Motion." The last listed song on Chapped Laps is "Your Love is Strong," a saxophone propelled number that leads into the hidden track, "A Little Song for Diane." At only one minute and 39 seconds, "A Little Song for Diane" features Gary's somber but beautiful piano playing as he implores Diane to join him to "go somewhere and play."
(Dec 18, 2007)
Ken Lewis
www.protoolsmixing.com

Producer/Mixer, New Jersey, USA, Mar. 20 2008

(12 time Grammy and 48 time gold and platinum award winning mixer/producer for Kanye West, John Legend, Beastie Boys, Usher, Lenny Kravitz, Mariah Carey, etc.)

Mastered projects for Joe Budden, Man On Earth, Glass Intrepid, Jared Lee, Miggs Band, Neatly Real, Matty Z and the Brawlers, BMV, RJ Adams, 7Dayzundr etc., etc