New Amsterdam Records is excited to announce the release show for OK It’s Not OK, the fourth studio album from “baroquely unclassifiable” (The New Yorker) composer and “prince of postclassical song” (Time Out New York) Corey Dargel. OK It’s Not OK will be released on January 27, and the release show will follow at SubCulture in New York City on February 7. To preview the album, Dargel has released its first single, titled “There’s Nothing There.” Pre-order the album HERE, and stream “There’s Nothing There” HERE.
OK It’s Not OK is the follow-up to 2010’s lauded double album of chamber pop songs Someone Will Take Care of Me and finds Dargel returning to the world of skittering and buoyant electronics that colored his 2008 release, Other People’s Love Songs. On OK It’s Not OK, Dargel plays the roles of producer, songwriter, singer and composer, demonstrating his mastery of all aspects of the creative process and injecting his songs with a diverse spectrum of sounds. The instrumentation on OK It’s Not OK embraces classical, rock, and pop idioms equally – with violin, piano, and pure-tone vocals appearing alongside electric guitar, drum machines, and synthesizers.